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http://www.sustainableworldmedia.com School gardens are sprouting up all over the U.S. offering kids and parents an opportunity to learn how to grow their own food using organic methods. Special Thanks to OAS School. Produced by Jill Cloutier and Carol Hirashima, Sustainable World Media. Video Rating: / 5 When Laurie Brekke and Hope Hanlon created the learning garden for Atlantic Highlands Elementary School, they assumed it would be embraced with open arms: a gift; an outdoor playground to be used as a hands-on teaching tool, incorporating everything from science to the arts. However, teachers have too much to accomplish and structure became king. Over time and growing classroom sizes, play became secondary and the teachers were unsure about how the garden could help them. But children knew, and while their teachers may have forgotten how to let go of structure and have fun, their students taught them the most valuable lesson of all..there is so much more to learn in a school garden than just gardening. Learn more about this project at http://gosprouts.org Find more great talks like at http://TEDxNavesink.com In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations) Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsSchool GardensThe English Gardening SchoolSFC: Changing Lives Through School GardensCrockett High School gardens and aquaponics |Central Texas GardenerTEDxHilo – Nancy Redfeather – Education for the Future School Gardens and Sustainability EducationSchool Gardens story

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  • Diane Mumm Garden Videos 1 year ago

    I love seeing kids gardening.. Kids can get a sense of accomplishment, pride when working their own garden.. nice video