How One Portland Organization Uses School Gardens to Plant Seeds of Confidence

In front of Powell Butte Elementary School, on the east side of Portland, Oregon, is a transformed patch of concrete. In a plot no bigger than 20 feet long, there are rosemary bushes planted next to grapes that hang off a curved trellis. A patch with the three sisters (corn, squash and beans) butts up … Read more

Opinion: Community and School Gardens Don’t Magically Sprout Bountiful Benefits

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. While it is widely understood magically that community and school gardening have innumerable health, well-being and educational benefits, it’s important to realize these benefits don’t appear when gardens take root. Over past six years, I’ve worked closely with educators, … Read more