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Ripe for Change

Garden-Based Learning in Schools

Jane S. Hirschi (author) David Sobel (Foreword by)

ISBN: 9781612507712

Publication Date: Mar 2015

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

Takes a big-picture view of the school garden movement and the state of garden-based learning in public K–8 education. The book frames the garden movement for educators and shows how school gardens have the potential to be a significant resource for teaching and learning.
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Ripe for Change: Garden-Based Learning in Schools takes a big-picture view of the school garden movement and the state of garden-based learning in public K–8 education. The book frames the garden movement for educators and shows how school gardens have the potential to be a significant resource for teaching and learning. In this inviting and accessible book, the author:
  • Summarizes the current school gardening movement and the emerging field of garden-based learning
  • Provides an overview of the origins, benefits, and barriers to school gardening
  • Explores sustainable models for garden-based learning
  • Includes five case studies of successful partnerships between urban districts and nonprofit school gardening organizations around the country
  • Illustrates how gardens can be used to integrate academic lessons aligned with the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards
  • Includes examples of important tools available forassessing the impact of school gardens

Ripe for Change reveals a wealth of resources to show how garden-based learning is being implemented in a systematic way in public education, and offers next steps to widen and deepen the practice to reach children in all schools.
Pages 176
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Mar 2015
Publisher Harvard Education Press
Series Harvard Education Letter Impact Series
Subject/s Teaching skills & techniques   Pre-school & kindergarten   Teaching of a specific subject   Primary & middle schools  
Jane S. Hirschi is the founding director of CitySprouts in Cambridge and Boston, USA.

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