The #Bullockgarden Project at the Dorothy L. Bullock School in Glassboro, NJ is a celebrated effort to teach food gardening to school kids, and Emergent Professional Brie Arthur and Landscape Expert, Celebrity TV Host and Speaker, Ahmed Hassan are at the forefront of publicity for this edible school yard.
Elementary School Teacher Sonya Harris started a fundraising campaign after getting approval from her school board. The community came together to support the project through cash donations, supplies and labor. Sonya reached out to Ahmed to do a "schoolyard crash," and he assembled a team from around the U.S.
Join the Emergent Pro this week to chat about the value of food gardening with kids, and the Edible School Yard Movement, on #Plantchat!
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Goals of Edible School Yard Movement for Children:
It's All About Science - Engage students in science curriculum through gardening
Outdoor Classroom - This hands-on, learning-by-doing classroom seats 25 (pictured above)
Harvest Home - Food harvested from the #BullockGarden provides food for the school cafeteria, in addition to yummy garden tastings with the school community every Friday
Edible Education - Contact your school board and work with the Cooperative Extension Service and Master Gardeners to start up some edible education in your community
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photo credit Brienne Gluvna Arthur