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Community Gardens in Schools! Eric Stormer

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Post on 13-Nov-2014

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A brief history of Community Gardening efforts relating to children and schools. Practical considerations to enable development of a School Community Garden. Discussion points include: relevance to educator needs; connecting educators with resources; providing educators with deliverable lesson content; the value of community gardens; types of community gardens; leadership structure; building advocacy; marketing; communications strategies; safety; fundraising and planning.

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  • 1. Community Gardens inSchools! Eric Stormer

2. Gardening and education Educator Buy-Ins Relate gardening to curriculum Opportunity for collaborative learning Integration of theory and practice Teacher facilitates inquiry-based learning Connects classroom to living laboratory Site based, experiential learning Asset-building in children in adolescents 3. Research tell usBuild Interest HealthBenefits of Green Space School Gardens encourage kids to eat Healthy Foods Academic and behavioral benefits of environmental education 4. Community Gardens The History (for educators) 5. The Allotment GardenSome History 6. Allotment Gardens 7. World War IMeanwhile, in far off America 8. World War I 9. Make it Easy to Do Connect Educators with Resources 10. OfferDeliverable Content 11. The (Additional) Value of Community Gardens Aesthetic Economic Social Quality of Life Reduction in Crime Lifelong learning Environmental 12. Opportunity to participate in healthy physical activityFresh, better tasting food at substantially lower cost over storebought 13. Community Gardens may be for Growing Flowers 14. Vegetables, 15. Children,Brooklyn Botanic Garden Growing Children Since 1914. 16. as Entrepreneurial Ventures, 17. and to Combat Hunger. 18. They may Provide Habitat 19. and Reinforce School Lessons. 20. They may be Rain Gardens 21. or they may be Therapeutic. 22. Some are Edible Landscapes! 23. But first, we need people, 24. and a patch of good soil! 25. Growing a Community Garden. 26. Develop Structure & Leadership 27. Certifications, Recognition & SupportBuilding Advocacy Marketing 28. Community Partnerships 29. Communication strategies. 30. Create a Safe Environment 31. Think bout money! 32. FundraisingGarden Solicitation 101 33. Take time to develop a garden plan. 34. Have Fun!!! 35. Questions?