Why Should Kids Garden?

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What does a garden add to a school’s learning environment? Isn’t the primary goal to teach kids reading, writing and arithmetic? Isn’t a waste of valuable instructional time to have the kids out digging around in the dirt? According to many experts, just the opposite is true!

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A report from the College of Design at N.C. State University titled “Benefits of Connecting Children With Nature” has this to say…

“The benefits of connecting to nature have been well documented in numerous scientific research studies and publications. Collectively, this body of research shows that children’s social, psychological, academic and physical health is positively impacted when they have daily contact with nature.”

Follow THIS LINK to read the entire paper.

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