The benefits of a school gardens program not only promote healthy lifestyles
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 Katie Dixon and Kathie Dolan, SSA Outdoor Learning Center co-Chairs