CSGN is a collaboration of state agencies, private companies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations all dedicated to the mission of creating and sustaining gardens in every willing school in California.
School gardens are outdoor classrooms where learning happens through trial and error and hands-on experiences. Their benefits are numerous, substantiated by an abundance of research and anecdotal evidence.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Volunteers get down and dirty outside of a Kalamazoo County elementary school. They're giving the exterior a mini-makeover, all thanks to a big grant from an all-star from Kalamazoo.
Lots of hospitals have made their menus healthier, but Seattle Children's is taking that a step further by growing some of their own produce. Not only are those foods making their way into the hospital kitchen, they're also part of a take-home prescription.
Gardening and plant-based learning open a door to discovery of the living world. It stimulates even as it focuses and calms. Within the school environment, a garden offers an unparalleled platform to help kids achieve learning goals in ways that are recommended by the National Science Standards and most state and local educational bodies.