ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The University of Georgia is helping teachers who want to incorporate school gardens into their teaching. The school says its College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has launched the UGA Extension School Garden Resource Center website, which provides elementary and middle school lesson plans that integrates school gardens into curriculum.
Hundreds of schools in the state have gardens. UGA horticulture professor David Knauft says he learned through research that many teachers didn't feel like they had enough time to incorporate gardening into their lessons. He adapted lesson plans to make that easier. The website also has a guide to starting and maintaining a school garden, as well as a list of funding sources for school and community gardens.