Benefits of Gardening for Children
Gardening provides different forms of engagement for children, including designing, planting, and maintaining gardens; harvesting, preparing, and sharing food; working cooperatively in groups; learning about science and nutrition; and creating art and stories inspired by gardens. The studies summarized have been selected because they include control groups, pre- and post-measures, well controlled correlations, or in-depth qualitative analyses. For more studies, see Blair (2009), "The child in the garden: An evaluative review of the benefits of school gardening."
|Subject||Benefits of Gardening for Children|
|Author||Yost, Bambi and Chawla, Louise; Children, Youth and Environments Center for Research and Design; University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center|
|Keywords||gardening, horticulture, agriculture, nutrition, garden, science|