Who Needs a School Garden?

It’s not a rhetorical question.

Last fall would actually have been the time to commit to and begin planning for a school garden, if you’re the parent of a school-aged child.  Nonetheless, it’s never too late to take the first step, and Slow Food USA offers the tools.

Slow Food’s School Garden Guide is a downloadable PDF on the Slow Food USA site.  It’s divided into chapters such as Design and Build, Volunteers, Fundraising, Curriculum, Marketing, Special Projects, Policy and Evaluation.

The manual is “based upon Slow Food Values:

  • Good, Clean, Fair
  • Access, Taste and Joy
  • Biodiversity, Culture and Traditions”

It’s really dedicated to helping all children “know where food comes from, how to grow it, cook it and share it, and how to be healthy.”

Slow Food’s resources for childhood education about food are transforming childrens’ quality of life.

Is there a school that could benefit from your sponsorship or guidance?

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