A garden offers opportunities to teach life skills such as gardening and cooking.
The garden setting helps broaden the way teachers look at both curriculum and their students.
The garden provides a connection for the students to their school.
The garden can provide a context for rituals and celebrations.
- The garden provides a context for understanding seasonality and life cycles.
- It’s an opportunity to work cooperatively on real tasks.
- Sensory experience becomes a part of a child’s day at school.
- The garden provides opportunities for one-on-one time for teachers and students to talk.
- The garden creates a common experience to build on in multiple settings – from classroom to celebration.
- Students understand the role of food in life – the garden allows us to improve nutrition and highlight healthy foods.
- Students learn about where food really comes from.
- Garden experiences reinforce classroom curriculum.
- Gardens provide opportunities for community involvement – a link with neighbours, volunteers, parents and community businesses.