A symposium promoting “A Garden in Every School” was recently held in Sacramento, where hundreds of volunteers and community organizers traveled between classrooms at The Met Sacramento High School collecting fresh fruit or seeds along their way,
There is a push for making school gardening more widespread, thus improiving children’s learning ability and eating habits. The symposium was the first of its kind in Sacramento. The goal is to get gardening into every Sacramento school by 2020.
Sacramento City Unified School district has five school gardens. One is at a middle school and the rest are at elementary schools. All were made possible by the Soil Born Farms Growing Together School Garden Initiative. Students tend to crops during and after the school day, tending crops while learning about pollinators, composting, and other important ideas.