Gardening from the couch: How to Grow a School Gardens
For all the teachers and PTA presidents out there reading Garden Variety - have I got the book for you.
"How to Grow a School Garden: A Complete Guide for Parents and Teachers," written by members of the San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance, is a step-by-step pictoral guide to creating and maintaining a school garden and linking it to the curriculum.
Post a comment here and I will randomly select someone to receive a copy of the book.
It is hard to believe, but school gardens are not without controversy.
School gardens have been criticized as unsafe, unhealthy and a waste of time.
And school gardens have also been criticized for giving poor and minority students the wrong message - that they have not moved beyond the sharecropping, migrant-working lives of their ancestors.
I swear, I am not making this up.
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