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ERIC Number: ED543052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1912
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Cultivating the School Grounds in Wake County North Carolina. Bulletin, 1912, No. 28. Whole Number 502
Judd, Zebulon
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The school farm is a small plat of ground at or near the public schoolhouse, cultivated by a volunteer association, in the interest of the public school. The purpose of the school farm is threefold: (1) to give the school a new meaning as a factor in the socialization of rural life; (2) to vitalize school life by the introduction of new practical subjects, or by improving the method of teaching old subjects, or by both; and (3) to supplement the school fund. More specifically, the school farm may be regarded as a means of increasing the school revenue, a means of socialization, a means of teaching, and an aid to consolidation. Several considerations determine the choice of what to plant in the school farm. Preference is given first to crops that are best suited to soil and climate, because they give larger money returns, and because teaching the cultivation and harvesting of only such crops has practical value. On the school farms in Wake County, North Carolina, cotton has been planted more than all other crops combined. The school farm was conceived to engage the instincts and impulses--human forces--which may be employed through the larger uses of the school plant. It was designed to aid the school in giving to the men and women of the community the opportunity, not to explore new fields, but to find new beauties and new values in the fields where lived their fathers and where they were born. (Contains 6 plates.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina