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Create a Children’s Gardening Program
Since Morgantown’s North School launched their international garden program in 2012, teachers have integrated plant science into the academic program.
At Morgantown’s North School, students plant an international garden that includes 35 raised beds with plants from countries they study. They built them with the help of a Lowe’s Toolbox grant. They raise food year-round and use their gardens as a math and science platform. The curriculum was created through a partnership between WVU teacher ed program and the North School staff. WVU faculty designed some of their projects, and many come from “Kids Gardening: Helping Young Minds Grow,” a field-tested, proven program of the National Gardening Association.
“You never saw kids like salad so much,”
– David Seay, Fayette Food Services director