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Why should we have a School Garden?
What are steps to plan and set-up the garden?
What can children learn in the garden?
School Gardens can serve as living classrooms or outdoor laboratories where children can apply academic subjects such as natural sciences, mathematics, languages and even fine arts. Children can practice their social and life skills and learn, hands-on, how to grow healthy food and eat well. The freshly harvested garden produce contributes to improving children's nutrition, particularly if it is integrated into regular school meals.
The full potential of School Gardens is achieved when parents and the community are actively involved and especially when the gardening techniques and healthy eating habits are adopted in the children's homes.
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