Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Food & Nutrition Division
- 405 S. 21st St. Sparks, NV 89431
Schools are one of the most powerful influences in the lives of students; they can significantly help to promote healthy habits and behavior in children. Schools with a healthy environment foster improved student health. School gardens are one way to promote a healthy environment. A school garden puts the natural world at students' fingertips. They nurture a child's curiosity and desire to explore the world. As well, research shows that children who plant and harvest their own fruit and vegetables are more likely to eat them.
that school gardens create the framework for interdisciplinary, collaborative,
student-centered, experiential, and engaged learning. Visit the resources below to help your school develop an engaging school garden program.
School Garden Program Information
Farm to Child Nutrition Program Planning Guide - Includes great resources for school
Farm to School
Farm to School Network
- National Agriculture in the Classroom School Garden Center (Resources on funding, recruiting volunteers, summer maintenance,
of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Risk Management and Food Safety
With endless educational opportunities in school gardens, educators must have a proper food safety plan. Potential food safety risks should be taken seriously. Produce grown in school gardens can be contaminated during growth, harvest, transportation, preparation or service and result in food borne illness.