ERIC Number: ED045249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
School Gardens and Farms--Aspects of Outdoor Education.
Miller, Peggy L.
The document places emphasis upon the need for school farm and garden programs. It is noted that today's youth are denied opportunities for meaningful physical work experiences in the home, community, and school. Reasons for lack of opportunities include overcrowded residential areas, lack of land areas, schools ignoring their charge to provide learning opportunities, and lack of worthy use of leisure time. It is believed that not enough concrete learning experiences in educational institutions are provided; thus, guidelines are given for implementing school gardens, school farms, orchards, and berry patches. Other related facilities and programs suggested include restoration of a saw mill, gristmill, general store, community church, post office, pioneer museum, or blacksmith shop. Some special events suggested are apple-butter making, cornhusking bees, maple-syrup making, quilting bees, candle making, soap making, butter making, ice-cream making, and dye making. It is believed that a far-sighted school district will provide for multiple use of farm and garden facilities and related programs to reach a wide variety of participants (including preschool children and the handicapped). Significant values of farm and garden programs are listed, and curriculum development activities are surveyed. (EL)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Ecology, Educational Facilities, Elementary Education, Gardening, Greenhouses, Guides, Land Use, Learning Activities, Outdoor Education, Preschool Education, Sciences, Secondary Education
Manager, Duplicating Service, New Mexico State University, P. O. Box 3-CB, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001 ($0.75)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.