Over the years, I have read many different articles about the benefits of teaching children early on about gardening. I have even read where they grow their food for lunches and give it to their communities in some countries. With so much emphasis on reading and math, which are very important, how would you feel if our public schools could have a garden that the children maintained? Are there enough hours in the day to add this?
I think there are so many benefits to something like this—sort of like a year-long science fair project. I recall as a child, we would have plants in the windows (are there even windows anymore in our schools?) and typically a fish or hamster that we all got to take turns caring for. How would having a garden that the children took care of even work? I guess it would have to start at a county level and be put in the curriculum.
What are your thoughts about gardening in the schools?