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School Garden Resources:
Research and publications

Rock EagleSchool gardens have been shown to serve a plethora of purposes from combating childhood obesity to raising standardized test scores to increasing parental involvement in schools. This section provides research-based evidence, principally peer-reviewed, of the benefits of school gardens as they relate to children’s health, academic performance and engagement, positive youth development, community development, and environmental stewardship. These studies demonstrate the multi-faceted potential of the school garden as an effective, relatively inexpensive tool to better Georgia elementary and middle schools and their students.

NOTE: The references to publications are provided just as much for your perusal as they are to give credit to the authors, so please access the articles listed to learn even more about the benefits of school gardens, and the research being conducted to support the claims.

School Garden Benefits

These publications document research conducted on a wide range of school garden benefits.