The Edible Schoolyard Yields Seed-to-Table Learning

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Leo Merle (not verified)

Edible Schoolyard

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What a great opportunity for these young minds at the Edible Schoolyard - one of the best project-based learning examples I have seen. Students literally getting their hands “dirty” and experiencing how the life-cycle of growing, harvesting, and eating (along with the responsibilities of taking care of the environment) does a great job of demonstrating how exciting learning can be. Additionally, these students are gaining life-skills they will most likely refer to as they grow and lead product lives. Congratulations to the MLK Middle School students, staff and administration for paving the way in productive project-based learning.

Anonymous (not verified)

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What a great, magic and fascinating way to see where is the food coming from and how it ends up in our plate. Such an experience will bring students closer to nature and will slow down their pace of life. Their senses (smell, sight, taste, touch and hearing)will develop. Students will also develop an appreciation for the miracles of nature. They will respect nature more. They will enjoy it more. Without realizing it, they will combien their knowledge in math, science, social studies, cooking, art and language. All subjects are weaved in such an activity. It makes learning real and long-life lasting. It also allow students to develop communication, cooperation and sense of community skills. Bravo for taking students on such an exciting adventure. Christine

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garden classroom

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My own children would have loved this kind of classroom, where they could grow things and at the same time learn science, math, some culture as well as some practical things like how to grow plants and how to cook.

Linda Ewing (not verified)

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What an amazing and necessary program you are providing your children!!! I am so impressed with the effort put in by the teachers to make this possible. It is so easy to be swept away by all the t.v. and video games and computers these days, we forget to teach what makes our world go round. And that is the balance of life starting with nature! When people are exposed to nature, they develop a new understanding and passion and need to protect it. If we never step foot in a forest, prairie, or creek, we forget it is there and therefore the pollution we are causing doesn't seem real. Our children need to be exposed and brought up in nature to keep our world going. I plan to pass this video on to as many people I can in hopes to inspire parents and educators the importance of the message you're sending. Thank you!
Linda Ewing
Pleasant Hill, Mo.

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