EGP School Garden Program Participant Teacher Susan:
“Kids need to connect with nature, to have a relationship with their food & where good food comes from, and so many here can’t afford it. For the students to have freshly grown food, learn the value of hard work, appreciate food that has been grown for them, and to learn respect for life in the garden (and for all living things), – you can’t teach that unless it’s hands-on. Students learn to use tools, to plant something and watch it grow. The pride that they show in growing something from a seed to a plant is so exciting to see. There are so many things you can connect to the garden. The program is totally irreplaceable.”Share EGP!