Failure to Cultivate: A Response to Caitlin Flanagan on School Gardens

January 12, 2010 Well thought out with good points made in response to Atlantic Journal post yesterday, How school gardens are cheating our most vulnerable students. Chef Kurt Michael Friese, owner and publisher of Edible Iowa River Valley, writes about the importance of school gardens and what children may learn from doing so.

“There is nothing taught in schools that cannot be learned in a garden. Math and science to be sure, but also history, civics, logic, art, literature, music, and the birds and the bees both literally and figuratively. Beyond that though, in a garden a student learns responsibility, teamwork, citizenship, sustainability, and respect for nature, for others, and for themselves.”

h/t @edibleSF via @civileater

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