Arkansas Grown Arkansas Farm to School

Committee

Committee

School gardens are living laboratories that create teaching opportunities for nutrition, agriculture, and experiential education across all disciplines. 

School gardens can be an indoor herb garden in a windowsill of a classroom, outdoor raised beds, in-ground farms, or even a greenhouse. 

These gardens help children discover where food comes from and develop healthy eating habits.

 Further, research shows that when a student plants a seed, they are more likely to taste and try the food when it is ready to harvest resulting in greater acceptance of fruits and vegetables. 

It can be difficult to know where to begin if you are interested in starting a school garden. A great place to start is by forming a school garden committee.