This is the guidebook you need to justify, design, and implement a school garden to improve students' academics! * Encourages educators to use school gardens to improve students' academics, perspectives on the environment, and their nutritional habits * Presents an overview of the history of school gardens, the benefits to students, and their importance to local ecological communities * Highlights the five most common habitats in detail: wetlands, urban, vegetable, wildscape, and butterfly * Serves as a resource book for teachers and librarians who want to plan and implement a garden on their campus The purpose of this composite resource book is to assist both private and public school librarians in cultivating a school garden on their campus. A Librarian's Guide to Cultivating an Elementary School Garden will provide information on funding sources, guidance on designing and maintaining a garden, related books and instructional activities, and webliographies.
Bonnie Mackey is an assistant professor, Early Childhood Education, University of Houston, Texas-Clear Lake. Jennifer Mackey Stewart is a freelance writer and an instructor with Round Rock (Texas) Independent School District's Community Education program.
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