School Garden Conference to take place Oct. 28 on OSU campus

Youth learn a variety of skills in school gardening projects.

School and youth gardening is widely accepted as an educational tool that can boost academic achievement and improve quality of life for students involved in garden-based learning activities.

Research conducted by Texas A&M University in 1999 found that elementary school students who participated in school gardening activities scored significantly higher on science achievement tests compared with students who did not experience any garden-based learning activities.

This research also found that teachers perceived the school garden to be an effective tool to enhance academic performance, physical activity and healthy eating habits. In 2009, researchers at Cornell University found that school gardening activities positively affected the amount and variety of vegetables consumed by middle-school students.

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