The school garden is the perfect classroom: It teaches kids about nutrition, health and science

Several nonprofits are currently working together with schools to create “learning gardens”. According to REAL School Gardens—which has built nearly 100 gardens in the United States—these gardens don’t just teach children how a tomato grows, but they also can be used for math lessons, like calculating the area of a plant bed or learning the science of how plants grow. REAL School Gardens even says schools with gardens have seen a 12 to 15 percent increase in the number of students passing standardized tests, not just those in the garden program, but schoolwide. Now isn’t that amazing? Time to get our kids out of the schoolroom, and into the garden.

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The school garden is the perfect classroom: It teaches kids about nutrition, health and science

Several nonprofits are currently working together with schools to create “learning gardens”. According to REAL School Gardens—which has built nearly 100 gardens in the United States—these gardens don’t just teach children how a tomato grows, but they also can be used for math lessons, like calculating the area of a plant bed or learning the science of how plants grow. REAL School Gardens even says schools with gardens have seen a 12 to 15 percent increase in the number of students passing standardized tests, not just those in the garden program, but schoolwide. Now isn’t that amazing? Time to get our kids out of the schoolroom, and into the garden.

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