A town wide garden network assists in the development and maintenance of school and community gardens. Gardens help children become active participants in their learning. They...

  • Instill appreciation and respect for nature that lasts into adulthood.
  • Improve environmental attitudes, especially in younger students.
  • Significantly increase science achievement scores.
  • Have a positive impact on student achievement and behavior.
  • Contribute to communication of knowledge and emotions, while developing skills that will help them be more successful in school.
  • Improve social skills and behavior.
  • Increase children’s and adolescents nutritional knowledge and consumption of fruits and vegetables.