Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Nancy Neiman Auerbach
© 2012 Alyssa M. Boyle
This thesis discusses the importance of school gardens. First, two current environmental and societal problems are highlighted: the industrialized food system and what Richard Louv has termed, "Nature Deficit Disorder," in children. School gardens are then presented as an effective tool that can address and remedy such issues. Lastly, a how-to manual for implementing such projects in schools is provided as well as a few sample lesson plans to be used in conjunction with the garden in each subject across the curriculum.
Boyle, Alyssa M., "School Gardens: Reconnecting Children with Nature and Food" (2013). Scripps Senior Theses. 142.
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