SCHOOL GARDENS

Why get involved?

School and community gardens are a rising trend in Alberta and across the country. Scroll down to learn about the many benefits of school gardens, and how you can start your own!

A school garden offers many of the following benefits and leads to sustainable healthy school communities:

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Learning and Curriculum links

Gardening with students can allow for making effective cross-curricular connections and authentic learning experiences, children have the chance to learn at a higher level than they would simply sitting in a classroom. 

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Food Literacy

Through gardening, students also gain a better understanding of where their food is coming from, which often results in healthier food choices by children and families. 

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Increasing Physical Activity, and Connections to Nature

School gardens allow children to be physically active outdoors, providing connections to nature and the community around them.

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School Community Partnerships

Shared school/community gardens encourage partnerships in the community where groups such as senior centres, churches, daycares and others can aid in the maintenance of the gardens during out of school times.   

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Resources

A school garden offers many benefits and...

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Success Stories

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Grants

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