Celeste Munos, an 11th grader in New York City, crafted this thorough and impassioned assessment of the powers of school gardens. “Why can’t all schools have gardens?” she asks rhetorically, asserting that all schools should. The list of benefits she gains from interviews with students and teachers goes on and on: hands-on experiences in nature, education on how food grows, using the garden to teach culinary class, teaching the responsibility of providing for living things, marketing and business development education, exposure to how food is grown, teaching students the taste of fresh food, environmental awareness and promotion of physical activity, community outreach, etc... This is just another fabulous example of the inspiration that school gardens can provide.
School Gardens via Heritage Radio Network