Bonnie Plants and Green Education Foundation Promote “Garden as a Teaching Tool”

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Green Education Foundation Garden Layout for Schools
The large-budget garden design includes projects and how-to instructions for raised beds, a compost system, rain barrels, and container gardens for pollinators and other beneficial insects.

The Green Education Foundation (GEF) recently launched the “Garden as a Teaching Tool” program with support from Bonnie Plants. The program provides educators with resources to create sustainable gardens for their own schools, including a new section of the GEF website that offers everything from garden designs to small garden projects to lesson plans that link the garden to the classroom. With help from LEED accredited landscape architects, GEF created garden designs for three different budgets, and each design includes projects and links to how-to instructions. The program is part of GEF’s Green Thumb Challenge, a nationwide initiative that connects children with nature and the healthy benefits of gardening. Check out these garden designs and projects, and get started on a sustainable garden for your school!