Children all over our region are gearing up to get dirty at school! School gardens, also known as teaching gardens, eco labs, outdoor classrooms, edible schoolyards, etc., are becoming an integral part of daily curricular activities.
There are many reasons to eat locally grown food. It is fresher, tastes better, healthier for you, and supports regional farmers and the local economy. Another important reason to eat locally grown food is that it saves energy, especially if the food is grown using alternative agro-ecological approaches, such as no-till, organic, biodynamic, restoration agriculture, and permaculture practices.