What does “gleaning the field” mean?
gleaning means to gather what is left of a crop after its primary harvest. The bounty comes from “the field.”
the field refers to the theoretical landscape of a given discipline. As a knowledge-producing community, academia draws lessons from empirical evidence, ongoing research, and the pursuit of new understanding.
Established in 2016 as a repository for ideas, this site curates lessons garnered my own practice as a garden educator and findings from my own research and decade of experience tending and cultivating gardens. The name, Gleaning the Field, is an homage to the twin disciplines whose confluence inspired me to investigate how school gardens grow in my local community.
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Gleaning the Field invites guest authors to share their perspectives on garden-based learning. Email Carrie at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.