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Fact Sheet Summarizes Benefits of Gardening for Children

Children, Youth and Environments Center for Research and Design – July 28, 2009

Fact Sheet Summarizes 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 below have been selected because they include control groups, pre- and post-measures, well controlled correlations, or in-depth qualitative analyses. For more studies and an analysis of this research, see Blair (2009), “The child in the garden: An evaluative review of the benefits of school gardening.” Lifelong Benefits In a nationwide telephone survey of 2,004 respondents, people who reported picking flowers, fruits…
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