Explores the history of school gardens and shows the value of these small urban plots to educators, students, and the communities served by these gardening projects. Highlights small gardens by region, recounting the history of each garden project, student experiences there, and the pedagogical practice each site employed. Includes case studies from California, the Pacific Northwest, and Canada's West Coast. In each region, the author sets the specific cultural context for the gardens she describes. Identifies the need for school gardens by addressing increasing social concerns like food shortage, a disconnect between children and the earth, critical-thinking skills, ecological awareness, and environmental disarray in urban areas.
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