School gardens provide a powerful opportunity to improve the quality of life for children. For over 30 years, SFC’s Grow Local has helped Central Texans start and sustain school gardens by connecting parents, teachers, and community members with the training and resources they need in order to establish, use, sustain, and advocate for school gardens.
School gardens offer children (and adults!) opportunities to grow food and discover how delicious and fun eating fresh fruits and vegetables can be. Research shows that in addition to increasing children’s openness to, preference for, and intake of healthy foods, school garden participation improves academic performance, social behavior, and appreciation for the environment.
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