As the 2017-18 school year came to a close, Grow Some Good conducted its annual School Garden Survey of teachers and principals. Results of both surveys showed that school garden programs make a significant impact with students and are changing the faces of our school campuses.
Teachers’ School Garden Survey Results
The following tables highlight some of the most significant results that came from about 120 teachers who participate in our program. Results come from grade K-8 and across 10 schools.
Garden Lessons Extend Beyond Planting & Harvesting
“I think Garden is something we ALL look forward to. The students love being outside and learning in a hands-on environment about things they genuinely find interesting.”
There are some children who struggle with academic learning but excel with the hands-on experience of the garden – this is an important part of their education.
“Students really enjoyed going to the garden and learning about the plants, growing plants, harvesting, observing the cycles of nature, learning about insects, composting, taking care of the plants, and much more! Such a positive experience!”
“The students love garden days!”
Principals’ School Garden Survey Results
100% of principals agreed that Garden:
- Provides additional educational resources for teachers
- Has added to the beautification of the campus
- Students have a sense of pride about their school garden.
Principals Also Said…
“The garden adds so much to our school culture and promotes a sense of pride on our campus.”
“Our garden coordinator is awesome, dedicated and makes things happen.”
“It was great this year!”