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Young children should have the basic principals for healthy eating through proper nutrition. The Washington Elementary Community Garden is an excellent way to teach children where their food comes from. It is also a rewarding way to show the students and the community that gardening can be fun. Skills learned through the gardening program and the local food movement will not only educate, but will hopefully inspire them to implement these practices at home.

This program is an excellent way to teach children about the impact their choices can make on not only their environment, but also their own health.

The following are the basic principles that are incorporated into the Garden program:

  • Nutrition
  • Composting practices
  • Plant Identification/Education
  • Permaculture/Sustainability
  • Straw Bale Gardening
  • Giving back to the community

Please let us know what areas of learning we can coordinate into the curriculum. If a student is given the right tools and education, they can make positive choices that will last a lifetime. Gardening can be a fun environment for children touch, smell and create. The education of an “Urban Farmer” begins in our schools, backyards and community.