Welcome to the Schoolyard Gardens blog page!
The Schoolyard Gardens program of Kansas City Community Gardens helps support raised bed vegetable gardens at schools throughout the metro area. Our staff help support teachers, after school coordinators and parent volunteers establish vegetable gardens for their students on school grounds. With gardens at over 200 schools throughout Kansas City, we hope to use this blog as a way to tell their stories.
Gardening in schools has many benefits. Schoolyard Gardens provide students with the opportunity to:
- Develop gardening skills by planting and maintaining food crops in an outdoor garden setting.
- Learn about nutrition and healthy eating habits as they taste and experiment with a variety of vegetables and fruits.
- Increase understanding of plant science and the basic concepts of plant growth through “hands-on” experience.
- Increase environmental awareness by learning how to garden and how people fit into the garden environment.
If your school in the Kansas City area is interested in starting a school garden, we can help! Learn more by visiting our Schoolyard Garden page page.