Seeds of success: Symposium builds support for school gardens

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Seeds of success: Symposium builds support for school gardens

Hundreds of teachers, parents, garden advocates and others met last month at Luther Burbank High School for the two-day Garden in Every School Symposium coordinated by Soil Born Farms.

The symposium featured workshops designed to help teachers use school gardens as outdoor classrooms where students can get hands-on lessons in such subjects as plant biology, environmental sustainability and climate change. Other workshops focused on building butterfly habitats, harvesting and cooking fruits and vegetables, creating career pathways in the agriculture industry.

SCUSD is a regional leader in eco-literacy through its Project Green program, which awards bond funding to student-led teams that develop innovative ways to conserve energy and water on campus.