Children Working in Gardens

New study shows the benefits for children who are exposed to gardening.

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The Royal Horticultural Society, UK, released a new report that found numerous benefits to children who work in gardens. The study, performed by the National Foundation for Educational Research, looked at 10 schools ranging in size and location from inner city to smaller towns. They found that students who are exposed to growing their own plant-based food have increased life and learning skills. They exhibit higher literacy, increased understanding of food production, wider vocabularies, better awareness of the seasons, a sense of responsibility, more self-confidence, and a plethora of additional benefits. What’s more, many of the students were so enthused about the gardens, they wanted to start gardens at home.

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