University of Florida

School Gardens

School gardens in America have existed since the early 1900s. Community and school gardens were originally created to help foster moral and social skills in children using the gardens. One of the first educators to document the benefits of school gardening was Maria Montessori, who believed that children working in a garden would learn moral education and an appreciation of nature.

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School Gardens
University of Florida
P.O. Box 110675
Gainesville, FL 32611-0675
Tom Wichman

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