Master Gardener Classroom Garden Project: An Evaluation of the Benefits to Children.

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Analyzes data collected on 52 second and third grade students participating in this project that provides inner-city children in the San Antonio Independent School District with an experiential way of learning about horticulture, gardening, themselves, and their relationships with their peers. Qualitative interviews indicate that participation in the gardening project has had many positive effects on the school children. The children have gained pleasure from watching the products of their labor flourish, and have had the chance to increase interactions with their parents and other adults. In addition, the children have learned the anger and frustration that occur when things of value are harmed out of neglect or violence. Includes six references.
Alexander, Jacquelyn; North, Mary-Wales; Hendren, Deborah
Children's Environments
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