Establishing and Maintaining School Gardens

Healthy Food Choices in Schools February 21, 2018 Print Friendly and PDF

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School gardens have been spreading widely during the last few years and offer an amazing opportunity for outdoor educational experiences as well as indoor lessons and activities that compliment nearly any subject area. Beginning new school gardens can be a daunting task, but there is no need to be overwhelmed. With careful consideration and planning, teachers, administrators, parents and outside agencies can establish and maintain school gardens that engage students and the school community at large. This webinar will cover the establishment process from siting to funding a garden, provide an overview of curriculum resources, and look at the human element with an eye toward sustaining garden programs over the long term. 

Presenter: Josh Dolan, Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York/Cornell Cooperative Extension, Tompkins County




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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.