School Garden Tour Shows Parents What Kids Are Learning

1:32 PM, Apr 24, 2012   |    comments
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Greensboro --  In the middle of last century, it was common for a family to have a garden.  These days, that just doesn't seem to be the case.  In fact, kids may not even know where their food comes from.  The drive-thru isn't the right answer. 

Many schools in the Triad have a school garden to get kids back outside and let them see how their vegetables grow- from putting seeds in the ground... to putting a salad on their plates.  A few weeks ago, the Newcomers School in Greensboro had a salad day to celebrate their harvest.  You can see some of the pictures. 

According to Cynthia Nielsen, School Garden Network Coordinator, kids don't just learn about gardening.  She says they also tend to show greater self-esteem.  Some studies have even shown that kids who work in a school garden have improved test scores. 

If you want to know more about what's going on in some local gardens, the Greensboro School Garden Tour is coming up on April 25 from 3:30-6:30.  Here are the schools on the list:

  • Lindley Elementary         2700 Camden Road
  • Jones Elementary           502 South Street
  • Peck Elementary             1601 West Florida Street
  • Bessemer Elementary     918 Huffine Mill Road
  • Greensboro Day School  5401 Lawndale Drive
  • Greensboro Montessori  2856 Horse Pen Creek Road

For more information, contact Cynthia Nielsen at nielsen.cynthial@gmail.com

 

Cynthia Nielsen, School Garden Network Coordinator