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A Garden in Every School


The San Mateo County Food System Alliance supports having a garden in every school. Our children deserve environments and programs that directly support the development of life long health and citizenship.

Access to experiential garden-based learning leads to:

  • Higher academic achievement
  • Supplemental classroom lessons in core curricular areas
  • Reinforcement of California’s academic standards-based concepts through real-world applications
  • Addressing the crisis in children’s health and nutrition through improved eating habits
  • Creating agricultural literacy and an excitement for eating fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Helping children to be healthier so they can learn, grow and play

Read the 2010 report here.