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Teachers: Are school gardens always a good idea?

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School gardens promote community presence and health. There are many children without a clue about plants, vegetables, and soil. They believe vegetables are "grown" in supermarkets. Children experience stress relief and appreciation for non-verbal life forms. Gardens contribute to their emotional intelligence.

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Lena Simmons
AFT 4261
Portsmouth, VA

You know, with teacher tenure being attacked and Andrew Cuomo joining the teacher scapegoat bandwagon, I would think there are more important questions to ask on our website than about should we always grow freakin' school gardens???!!! Thanks, Brothers and Sisters in Union Leadership!!

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Melody Smith
ULFA
Liverpool, NY

Not one single idea, strategy or ideology - seen alone - is "always" a good idea! Good: When grown organic, when free of pesticides and chemicals, grown in a safe distance form cars, Diesel /gasoline fumes, which could be very harmful if consumed by children. School gardens are a good idea, when it directly involves the Children, when it teaches more environment responsibility and how to successfully -autarkic- feed themselves, School Gardens are also very important, considering the reduced budgets of schools, government and the health benefits for kids. Negative: Schools must inform and be well informed about food allergies.

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Erika Endres
cft
Cincinnati, OH

To say always implies indefinitely, and to imply indefinitely means that money and other resources are "always" going to be there. That is a complete lie, and those that said yes are dreaming

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Ken Wiseman
cumberland, WI

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