Vegetable Gardening

Why we do it?

Generating our own food supply allows us to expand our knowledge in the food system and in our communities. Not only is that, but teaching neighbors to grow their own food empowering because of the change it can precipitate within individuals and within a group of people.


With its accessibility on school grounds, garden-based education intersects with parallel movements such as outdoor education, place-based education, experiential education, nature-based education. Environmental education, and sustainability education. Gardens will likely continue to be of significance in education as there are growing uncertainties globally about food security and health matters related to climate change.


Benefits of a garden are:
1. The decreased dependence on accommodate food system which is host to near-invisible maladies: exploitation of, violence against, and inhumane treatment of farm workers and animals: pollution and climate change. As well as food apartheid manifested through malnutrition, diet-related health problems, and decreased mental well-being,
2. Improve health and wellness by providing exercise and access to nutritious food; healing community by providing a positive space and activity worth coming together for; decreasing dependence on a for-profit medical system.