School Garden Education

 

Through our Growing Education programming, we offer fun and interactive learning experiences where children are:

  • Given a platform to share their experiences and build new knowledge

  • Provided a safe outlet to connect with nature 

  • Presented with opportunities to build skills in the areas of cross curricular academics, social & emotional learning, nutrition, and environmental awareness.​​​

Grow Nashua’s hands on lessons and activities inspire community connection, critical thinking, and raise awareness of how fresh food has a positive effect on health and the environment.  At this time this is being done in a combination of virtual and in person.

Four Learning Tracks:

  1. Healthy Soil 

  2. Healthy Plants

  3. Healthy People

  4. Healthy Future

Grade levels focused on: 4th-5th

Programs:

Garden Basics Builder 

Spring - Hands in the dirt lessons 

School gardens will be open each spring and fall and students at participating schools will be invited to have a hands on role in planting, tending, and observation through the remainder of the school year. Students and teachers at schools with school gardens are encouraged to use the garden space for outdoor gatherings  and learning opportunities.

Standards Met:

Lessons incorporate Science, Health, Social Studies Standards.

 

Also currently incorporating Choose Love into our curriculum.

Other meaningful benefits include:

  • Positive impact on student achievement, behavior, and academic achievement 

  • Instill appreciation and respect for our shared environment 

  • Improve life skills, including working with groups and self-understanding 

  • Potential increase in fruit and vegetable intake resulting from taste tests and willingness to try fruits and vegetables.

  • Knowledge of growing and consuming their own fresh produce.  A skill to be carried into adulthood with lasting health benefits.​

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"School Garden Education is a high-value way to achieve multiple goals for community health, public health, education, equity, economic prosperity, and environmental protection. "

- NH Farm to School