What is a School Garden?
What's It All About?
Using the garden for an outdoor classroom! It's a great place to have:
- Science classes
- Math classes
- Journal writing
- Art classes
- Story time
What Can You Do Outside?
- Sow a veggie garden
- Create a sensory walk
- Build an amphitheatre
- Plant a shady reading spot
- Establish a worm farm
- Start a compost
Why Teach Outside?
- Children and teachers can grow to love the outdoor classroom together.
- When students grow something outside, they learn to care about their school.
- Children who have gardening in their lives often learn to eat more healthy foods and get more exercise.
- School gardening helps to develop problem solving while students learn about conservation and the environment.
What do we need to get Started?
- A school garden can be as simple as putting seeds into pots on the porch, or as big as an Agriculture farm.
- The important aspect is to give the students real-life experiences. School gardens take the educational process outside!
- This hands-on experience can bring new excitement to math, science, literature and other subjects.
- The options for learning in the garden are limited only by your imagination. Even if you don't want to start growing something, you can find a tree to sit under to read a book.