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School Gardens: A Place to Grow

There are many studies that suggest that school gardens and outdoor classrooms enhance student achievement. Students can increase awareness of their understanding of their own emotional intelligence through working together in a garden setting. Having a good knowledge base about nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices, school gardens can provide hands-on experiences for students and families to improve their attitudes toward cooking and eating healthy fresh fruits and vegetables.
Lighten Up Lancaster is working to identify needs, provide resources, and connect people interested in becoming involved in this initiative. For more information email us at coalition@lightenuplancaster.org.

Lighten Up Lancaster School Garden Toolkit-  thoroughly explains the processes and specifics of starting and sustaining a school garden. View the individual sections of the toolkit here:


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Lighten Up Lancaster County Coalition is a group of concerned individuals, organizations and employers, in partnership with Lancaster General Health, who want to increase the number of children and adults in Lancaster County who are at a healthy weight.

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