Homeschoolers Community Garden
"Our homeschool garden's mission is to improve the health and well-being of our homeschool families, and the larger community."
- Cultivate student curiosity and exploration.
- Support nutrition at home, and encourage every child's ownership over his and her own health.
- Cultivate children's joy in learning by providing opportunities for hands-on learning in homeschool curriculum subjects.
- Provide opportunities for students to take on leadership roles. Support students in sharing their own ideas and having their voices heard.
- Make our homeschool co-op a healthier and greener environment by practicing sustainable gardening techniques that restore natural resources and by teaching students that small steps can go a long way towards creating a healthier environment.
- Educate families and the community members about the joys of hard work and physical activity.
Why have a homeschool garden? Because what we feed our children, and what we teach our children about food shapes how they learn, how they grow and how long they will live. And children today—in schools all across the nation—are in need.
Homeschool garden programs can help children grow up to be healthier.
- Children who grow their own food are more likely to eat fruits and vegetables and to be more knowledgeable about nutrition.
- They are also more likely to continue healthy eating habits throughout their lives.
- Children who eat fruits and vegetables are more to carry this healthy habit into adulthood, as well, which can stave off diet-related disease over their lifetimes.
- Homeschool garden programs not only promote healthy lifestyles in children, but have also been shown to improve children's behavior and academic performance and improve their attitudes about and appreciation for the environment.
- Gardens serve as great outdoor classrooms for any number of subjects, including science and ecology, math, creative writing and art.
- Homeschool gardens are wonderful spaces for kids with different learning styles and abilities to work in groups and engage in hands-on, cross-disciplinary education.
Be sure to sign up your family to participate in community gardening! Click here: Dig In!
Also stay tune for more information about our upcoming 2018 farmer's market!!!!
Check out our progress here: HCG google photos