School Gardens

School gardens are an excellent tool for experiential learning and nutrition education.  Through the hard work of many teachers, school staff, students, and community partners, five of our schools have school gardens, including Maplewood, Meadowbrook, Oakwood Manor, Staley, and Winnwood.  Students are able to use the garden for classroom lessons and cooking and nutrition activities. Some of the garden produce has been used by the school cafeteria and offered during lunch service.

 

Winnwood Garden:

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Maplewood Garden:

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Oakwood Manor Garden:

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Staley Garden:

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Meadowbrook Garden:

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Fresh Fruits & Vegetables from Local Farms

Across the country, an increasing number of schools and districts have begun to source more foods locally and to provide complementary educational activities to students that emphasize food, farming, and nutrition. This nationwide movement is designed to enrich children’s bodies and minds while supporting local economies.  Our schools have served local apples, squash, zucchini, cantaloupe, watermelon, spaghetti squash, and green peppers.  

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