Schoolyard Garden - George Melcher Elementary
Project Lead: Toni Gatlin
Assist students in developing and maintaining schoolyard vegetable gardens.
- Develop gardening skills by planting and maintaining food crops in an outdoor garden setting.
- Learn about nutritition and healthy eating habits as they taste and experiment with a variety of vegetables and fruits.
- Increase understanding of plant science and the basic concepts of plant growth through "hands-on" experience.
- Increase environmental awareness by learning how to garden and the food web.
Gardening in schools has many benefits. Schoolyard Gardens provide students with the opportunity to:
Intended impact of project
Increased environmental & sustainability literacy