Why get involved?
School and community gardens are a rising trend in Alberta and across the country.
A school garden offers many of the following benefits and leads to sustainable healthy school communities:
Check them out and get growing!
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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.
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.
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.
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.