The Dry Garden: Boxy

Posted on | March 11, 2011 | No Comments

Natalie Saavedra (3rd grader) at San Jose-Edison Academy School Garden in Covina, CA. Photo: Emily Green

Most people, save Atlantic magazine’s resident contrarian Caitlin Flanagan, agree that school gardens are a good thing. They encourage experimentation, critical thinking and healthful eating. Done right, they raise parental participation in schools. At their best, they’re as cute as a third-grader grubbing for worms.

Too often, however, teachers are defeated from the outset by the burden of installing and then maintaining a garden in addition to a classroom.

Click here to keep reading about a workable new model for schools in “The Dry Garden” in the Los Angeles Times.


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