Gardening provides opportunities to enhance children’s education through practical, reality-based learning. Gardening is part science and part art. Kids learn the science of how their food is grown as well as the art of arranging and nurturing plants. Starting and maintaining a garden is also hard work which requires student groups to “pull their own weight” to create the most beautiful and productive plots they can. Gardening is an effective way to promote life-long healthy eating habits and connect children to the natural world.
Gardening helps children get excited about fruits and vegetables providing countless opportunities to experience the foods that parents often struggle most to get children to eat. Our gardening program promotes physical activity and offers many opportunities to walk, lift, carry, dig, plant, and rake; all while participating in an enjoyable and engaging activity.