School Garden Education
Through our Growing Education programming, we offer fun and interactive learning experiences where children are:
Given a platform to communicate their understanding of their world to others
Provided a safe outlet to convey and regulate their emotions.
Presented with opportunities to develop important skills for academic success.
Grow Nashua’s hands on lessons will give students access to healthy food, inspire activity, and raise awareness of how food impacts their bodies and the environment that surrounds them.
Four Learning Tracks:
Gardening in School
Agriculture and Our Food System
Nutrition and Holistic Wellness
Science and Our Ecosystem
Grade Levels Served:
Pre-K through 5th
Completely customizable to suit needs of school or program
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.
Read about more benefits here: kids gardening research paper
Join the Movement
"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