SCHOOL GARDENS

School gardens are an excellent way to get fresh produce into classrooms and cafeterias. In addition to fresh food, they also provide students with a living classroom, where concepts related to science, math, agriculture, and nutrition can be learned and applied. Along with other topics, students can learn about bugs found in the garden, the effects of water and sunlight on plant growth, how to keep weeds out of gardens, and about animals that visit the garden. A school garden is a great tool to help teach children about nature, and teachers can even incorporate school garden lessons that tie into math, writing, science, and history.

SCHOOL GARDEN

RESOURCES & PLANNING

These documents are intended to provide support for planning and implementing a school garden.  


Public Health and Law Policy on Serving School Garden Produce in the Cafeteria:

SERVING SCHOOL GARDEN PRODUCE


USDA memo on Farm to School and School Garden Expenses:

USDA MEMO


IFAS Grow to Learn Guide:

IFAS GROW TO LEARN GUIDE


IFAS School Gardens, A Growing Part of School:

IFAS SCHOOL GARDENS


FDACS’ Website for School Gardens:

FDACS SCHOOL GARDENS

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