SchoolGardens4Change

"GOOD FOOD FOR ALL KIDS:
A GARDEN AT EVERY SCHOOL"

We are a new social networking movement with the goal of planting a sustainable food garden at every school in America. Our life-changing idea, "Good Food For All Kids: A Garden At Every School" is currently competing in the "Ideas for Change in America" Contest online at www.Change.org.

We are advancing to the final round! So PLEASE VOTE NOW for this wonderful idea! Go to www.change.org or www.tinyurl.com/schoolgardens

The diet of America's youth needs to improve. Hunger, bad nutrition and obesity among children are leading causes of health risks and often contribute to poor classroom performance.

By planting a garden at every school in America, we will ensure that every child has the opportunity to benefit from eating more fresh healthy foods. A well-planned edible schoolyard can supply a significant portion of a school's daily food needs.

By cultivating a garden together, children learn vital skills in team work, problem solving, creative planning, and sustainable living. Garden-based classes are a great way to complement classroom education in many subjects including biology, botany, ecology, mathematics, nutrition, art, and writing.

Most importantly, gardening is fun for kids! School gardens can dramatically enliven the learning process by giving students the ability to connect in a very experiential and hands-on way with the incredible living world unfolding all around them. For all of these reasons and many more, let's support the vision for a garden growing at every school in America!

Still More School Garden Links + Resources http://www.lifelab.org/ http://www.kidsgardening.com/ http://www.schoolgardenwizard.org/ http://www.agclassroom.org/ http://www.ecoschools.com/ http://www.healthyschoolfood.org/ http://www.betterschoolfood.org/ http://www.farmbasededucation.org/ http://www.farmtoschool.org/ www.lavidalocavore.org/diary/3100/empirical-proof-school-gardens-work www.stonebarnscenter.org/downloads/pdf/397.pdf www.thefoodtimes.org/news/education/school_gardens/index.html
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More School Garden Links + Resources ~ www.efn.org/~sgp/ www.urbansprouts.blogspot.com/ http://assoc.garden.org/ag/asg/ www.eeweek.org/resources/garden_curricula.htm www.oaec.org/school-garden www.sfgreenschools.org/home.html www.kyschoolgardens.org/ www.journeytoforever.org/edu_garden.html http://mediaprodweb.madison.k12.wi.us/node/132 Hawaii: www.kohalacenter.org/HISGN/ Nebraska: http://schoolgardens.unl.edu/ www.pugetsoundschoolgardens.org/ www.greenhearted.org/ www.gardenabcs.com/
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School Garden Links + Resources www.civileats.com/2010/01/19/school-gardens-across-the-nation/ California School Garden Network www.csgn.org School Garden Network of Sonoma County www.schoolgardens.org/ www.realschoolgardens.org (Texas) www.edibleschoolyard.org (Berkeley, CA) www.betterschoolfood.org/what_you_can_do/school_gardens.cfm www.sustainabletable.org/schools/projects/ www.ecoliteracy.org/downloads/getting-started www.schoolgardenweekly.com www.fao.org/schoolgarden
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"Good Food For All Kids: A Garden at Every School" ~~~ Please vote for my inspiring idea to change America! Go to this link to vote: http://www.change.org/ideas/view/good_food_for_all_kids_a_garden_at_every_school_2
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