The Benefits of School Gardens in Action
Want to see the numerous benefits of a school garden in action? Look no further that The Food Systems Project, a program in Lansing, Michigan that is changing the lives of children one carrot at a time. The project, which currently includes four schools, encourages children to grow their own food as a way to increase fruit and vegetable intake. In addition to a weekly garden club and summer growing program, the K-4 curriculum they developed also teaches kids healthy recipes they can take home and share with their families. This program is a great model for other school systems looking to introduces gardens into the curriculum or extra-curricular activity program!