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Gardening Helps Teachers Grow Classroom Nature Programs

Post Date:05/09/2023 3:03 PM

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Author: Amy Zink, Garden Educator and Horticultural Therapist, County of San Diego 


Using school gardens to teach children about science, healthy eating and nature was the brainchild of five organizations dedicated to supporting teachers with professional development and strategies for engaging children in nature during the school day.  

Thirty-five San Diego Unified School District teachers with students in kindergarten through 12th grades attended a March 7 “Intro to School Gardens" event at the Valencia Park Elementary School garden and classroom, where topics included: 

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