Education & Life Skills

Great resources about how Edible School Yards impact children's development. Includes educational benefits and articles regrading development of Life Skills and behavioural attitudes.
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A great resource from Alice Waters.   The story of the project and how the idea of Edible Education integrates academics and works as a model for sustainable farming and childhood nutrition.

One of America's most influential chefs, Alice Waters created a revolution in…

"Growing Minds: The Effects of a One-year School Garden Program on Six Constructs of Life Skills of Elementary School Children" Published by: HortTechnology.  This research shows how children's life skills improved,  including working with groups and self-understanding.

"The Effect of an Interdisciplinary Garden Program on the Environmental Attitudes of Elementary School Students" Published by: HortTechnology. This research demonstrated Improvement of environmental attitudes, especially in younger students.

From Pencils to Pruners: The benefits of school gardens| treehugger.com

From Pencils to Pruners: The benefits of school gardens

From Pencils to Pruners: The benefits of school gardens| treehugger.com

Blooms Taxonomy For School Gardens from dustinbajer.com

School gardens grow food, connect kids to nature, and support an active lifestyle. Less discussed is how school gardens support learning.

The child in the garden: an evaluative review of the benefits of school gardening. Published by: Journal of Environmental Education.  This research demonstrated school garden programs had a positive impact on student achievement and behaviour.

The child in the garden: an evaluative review of the benefits of school gardening. Published by: Journal of Environmental Education. This research demonstrated school garden programs had a positive impact on student achievement and behaviour.

The Seeds of Learning: Young Children Develop Important Skills Through Their Gardening Activities at a Midwestern Early Education Program published by: Applied Environmental Education & Communication.  The article demonstrated how school gardens contributed to communication of knowledge and emotions, while developing skills that will help them be more successful in school.

The Seeds of Learning: Young Children Develop Important Skills Through Their Gardening Activities at a Midwestern Early Education Program. Applied Environmental Education & Communication: Vol.

5 Ways School Gardens Support Learning.  A post form Dustin Bajer   which demonstrates how school gardens are cross curricular, require multiple intelligences.  My favourite quote from it is, "A Garden is a metaphor for Community."

5 Ways School Gardens Support Learning. A post form Dustin Bajer which demonstrates how school gardens are cross curricular, require multiple intelligences. My favourite quote from it is, "A Garden is a metaphor for Community.

"Impact of Hands-on Science through School Gardening in Louisiana Public Elementary Schools"  Published by HortTechnology

"The Effect of an Interdisciplinary Garden Program on the Environmental Attitudes of Elementary School Students" Published by: HortTechnology. This research demonstrated Improvement of environmental attitudes, especially in younger students.

"The Effect of an Interdisciplinary Garden Program on the Environmental Attitudes of Elementary School Students"  Published by:  HortTechnology.  This research demonstrated Improvement of  environmental attitudes, especially in younger students.

"The Effect of an Interdisciplinary Garden Program on the Environmental Attitudes of Elementary School Students" Published by: HortTechnology. This research demonstrated Improvement of environmental attitudes, especially in younger students.

"Learning comes alive in a school garden! All subjects can be taught in this dynamic hands-on environment. From reading to science, math to nutrition, it’s all possible" --- Martha Deichler, former School Principal, Borrego Springs Elementary    Another great article proving why school gardens should be at every school.

"Learning comes alive in a school garden! All subjects can be taught in this dynamic hands-on environment. From reading to science, math to nutrition, it’s all possible" --- Martha Deichler, former School Principal, Borrego Springs Elementary Another great article proving why school gardens should be at every school.

The State of Education and Environment Roundtable developed interest in implementing environement based education programs to improve students learning.  This study showed that including environmental program into curricula demonstrated improvement of childrens academic performance, behaviour, attendance and attitudes.  (

The State of Education and Environment Roundtable developed interest in implementing environement based education programs to improve students learning. This study showed that including environmental program into curricula demonstrated improvement of childrens academic performance, behaviour, attendance and attitudes. (

Research by C.D. Klemmer, T.M. Waliczek, and J.M Zajicek compared the academic achievement of students who participated in school garden activities and those who did not.  Results showed the students science acheivment were higher than students who did not participate in gardening activities as part of their science curriculum (Klemmer et.al. 2005).

Research by C.D. Klemmer, T.M. Waliczek, and J.M Zajicek compared the academic achievement of students who participated in school garden activities and those who did not. Results showed the students science acheivment were higher than students who did not participate in gardening activities as part of their science curriculum (Klemmer et.al. 2005).

Twenty-five years after founding Chez Panisse, Alice Waters and a small group of teachers and volunteers turned over long-abandoned soil at Martin Luther King, Jr. middle school.  Watch to see how it works.

Twenty-five years after founding Chez Panisse, Alice Waters and a small group of teachers and volunteers turned over long-abandoned soil at Martin Luther King, Jr. Watch to see how it works.

"Imagine a Garden in Every School"  A campaign in Ontario supported by Green Thumbs to help schools start and maintain school gardens.  They believe school gardens can enhance environmental education and strongly support the learning outcomes in the most recent Provincial policy framework on environmental education.

"Imagine a Garden in Every School" A campaign in Ontario supported by Green Thumbs to help schools start and maintain school gardens. They believe school gardens can enhance environmental education and strongly support the learning outcomes in the most recent Provincial policy framework on environmental education.

8 Reasons why every School should have a Garden.  A post from Permaculture School by Dustin Bajer, discussing how gardening has many cross-curricular connections.  Check out the article to learn how gardening can be connected to students everyday learning.

8 Reasons why every School should have a Garden. A post from Permaculture School by Dustin Bajer, discussing how gardening has many cross-curricular connections. Check out the article to learn how gardening can be connected to students everyday learning.

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