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Many children grow up with no nutritional education
In Berkeley, California, many children have limited understanding of the principles of nutrition, leading to inttergenerational health problems.
Solution: Integrate gardening and nutrition into school curricula
We’ve developed a Garden-Based Learning Curriculum that connects the school gardens to classroom lessons. The curriculum builds upon many years of educating our students in the garden and scales up content across grades and lessons for instructional scaffolding. It is designed as an interactive teaching tool to be co-taught with classroom teachers and garden instructors as leads. Each lesson connects directly to standards: Next Generation Science, Common Core State, Physical Education, and Environmental and Health Education. Our concise and easy-to-follow lessons are a packed 45 minutes for preschool through fifth grade.
- berkeleyschools.net | Gardening and Cooking Program | Berkeley Unified School District