Students observe birds on campus near the garden in order to categorize behaviors.
It’s helpful to give kids some direction, but they need opportunities to try things out and make mistakes.
A hands-on instructional approach is a cornerstone of garden-based education.
When a newly planted seed germinates or a freshly harvested radish is eaten, kids wear success in their smiles.
Cultivating a sense of place is a key – and sometimes underestimated – component of a successful garden-based education program.
If they grow it, they’ll eat it. It will seem less bizarre if they are part of the growing process.
A class field trip to the farmers market illustrates just one of the many connections to home and community made with garden-based education.
A garden is a living system, which means lessons must be dynamic, flexible, and in tune with seasonal cycles and natural patterns.
Meaningful fitness “exercises” the mind and body at the same time.
Throughout 2022, I’ll be sharing Nathan Larson’s 15 “Core Principles of Garden-Based Education,” using them as an organizing frame for reflecting on the school garden movement in Napa County.
Given the challenges schools have faced in the last two years, garden teachers (and kids) need more support from the community than ever before.
School gardens with a robust vision are more likely to build resilience in the wake of many challenges.
Farm to School recently announced record-setting funding for feeding and teaching kids. Read these tips as you think about your grant proposal.
To celebrate organizations who are leading the way in the face of social inequity and racial injustice in outdoor education, this month’s post highlights curated resources for building resilience and confronting silence.
If the snail is already not your favorite animal, Escargot would like you to reconsider.