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How to Start a Teaching Garden
Posted: October 2014
By Kristi York Wooten-HGTV.com
13 Teaching Gardens In Action
Posted: October 2014
By Kristi York Wooten-HGTV.com

As you plant your vegetable and flower gardens, many schools and communities across the country are doing the same thing—and they’re learning the importance of gardening in the development of life skills.

Before WWII and widespread urbanization, many U.S. public schools incorporated agricultural and horticultural lessons into everyday activities. That trend waned over the decades, but today interest in caring for the earth and growing food is returning to schools and communities, thanks in part to “learning gardens” facilitated by local governments, parents’ associations and through public-private partnerships. Read Full Article

 

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