The benefits of a school gardens program not only promote healthy lifestyles in children,
but have also been shown to improve children's behavior and performance at school
and improve their attitudes about and appreciation for the environment. Gardens serve
as great outdoor classrooms for any number of subjects, including science and ecology,
math, creative writing and art. Additionally, school gardens are wonderful spaces for kids
with different learning styles and abilities to work in groups and engage in hands-on,
cross-disciplinary education. 


Contact Kathie Dolan, SSA Outdoor Learning Center Chair