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Seattle kids to discover environmental decision-making, one garden at a time

By Dahlia Bazzaz

Find out about the National Science Foundation grant recently awarded Tilth Alliance, University of Washington School of Education and Seattle Public Schools to research the best way to build and deliver school garden programs with a focus on low income children.

Seattle kids to discover environmental decision-making, one garden at a time

Harvest time at summer garden camp.

For Megan Bang, an associate professor at the University of Washington, school gardens are an academic passion, a way to create hands-on science experiences for students, improve their mental health and get them outdoors more often. 

For 15 years, she’s worked to make gardens a center of learning and a way to teach responsible environmental decision-making. With the help of a $2.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), she’s now working with Seattle Public Schools and the nonprofit Tilth Alliance to build learning gardens at three schools, as well as creating a new model for an ecosystems curriculum and providing training for teachers.

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