School vegetable gardens are a great way for children to learn about where their food comes from and to get them excited about eating fresh vegetables.
It is also a chance to learn outdoors!
Urban Seedling help our school plan, build, plant, and maintain a school vegetable garden.
We involve students in our planting workshops.
A vegetable garden is a great way to build ties between children, between parents and teachers, and within the community.
Benefits of School Vegetable Gardens
- Increase knowledge of nature and plant growth
- Positive social interactions around the garden
- Promotion of healthy development
- Increasing consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables
- New producer-consumer relationships
- The role of agriculture in the children’s lives (food chain)
- Cultural and personal integration
of behavioral problems
- Seedlings and germination of seeds
- Transplanting, calendar and seasons
- Planning the garden
- The web of biodiversity
- Magic potions and homemade gardening solutions
- Herb box in the classroom
- Identification and observation of leaves
- Art work, mural, mosaic, poster, scarecrow, “land art”
- Parts of the plant
- Seedlings that look alike: plant families
- Diversity of shapes and colours
- Origin of seeds (heirloom variety histories – crops from first nations and other countries – maps and geography)
foods and dishes throughout the seasons
Let's start watching a cute little story about Sid, a seed, who lives underground...written and illustrated by Daniel R. Pagan
Now it's time to learn a planting song
we can learn in English the part of a plant with this rap