The School Garden as an Educational Resource
One of the major educational challenges in urban spaces is the disconnect between children and the environment, as well as their disconnection from the natural world.
The FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) maintains that school gardens are a necessary and valuable learning platform to enhance children's education and nutrition. Furthermore, they foster environmental conservation and the overall social, physical, and mental well-being of the entire educational community.
The primary benefits of a school garden include:
Encouraging respect for the earth as a source of life.
Students actively participate in the process of obtaining natural and ecological products.
Reinforcement of values related to environmental care and respect.
Understanding the importance of consuming fresh and healthy foods.
The school garden promotes teamwork, shifts in work responsibilities, and mutual assistance.
Instils the value of effort in work.
Provides an opportunity to learn while enjoying the sun and open air.
And best of all, we work in a playful and enjoyable manner to cultivate habits of environmental care."
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