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Lincoln Garden, located at Lincoln Elementary School in South Corvallis, is a gathering place for children and families to learn the connection between a healthy environment and a healthy lifestyle while growing, preparing, and enjoying fresh produce. During the school day, Lincoln Garden is an outdoor classroom for Lincoln Elementary students. Healthy Youth Program garden educators provide garden-based activities connected to state standards that enrich curricula. After school, Lincoln Elementary students participate in Lincoln Garden Club, where they explore the joy of gardening and taste its rewards. Volunteers from OSU, Lincoln parents, and the community help to maintain Lincoln Garden through monthly work parties (Tend, Mend, and Mingle/Cultivamos y Charlamos en el Jardín), and during the summer the garden is cared for through our High School Summer Internship program. Visit the sections below to learn more about Lincoln Garden!
The Healthy Youth Program partnered with Corvallis High School (CHS) to develop the Spartan Garden, which serves as a place-based outdoor learning resource for the school. In the Spartan Garden, students of all ability levels learn where their food comes from and the value of eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Spartan Garden produce is used for healthy snacks during lunch and break, in the school cafeteria, and is given to any students helping to maintain the garden. Our Chefs in the Garden summer day camps help keep the Spartan Garden vibrant during the summer, and any excess produce is donated to area food banks.
We need to find a way to teach our adolescents to make food choices that will nurture their bodies and help them stay healthy. There is no quick-fix for unhealthy eating habits, including the overconsumption of calories, but through a school garden we might get adolescents into another kind of relationship with food by teaching them where their food comes from, the value of eating healthy foods, how to respect and take care of their environment, and the nurturing effects of preparing and eating a meal together with families and friends at the table. In addition, studies have found positive impacts of school gardens on eating and exercise behaviors as well as improved academic performance and attitudes towards learning.
Learn how to recycle weeds, seashells, beer grains and more to improve your soil, save money and grow organic vegetables, herbs and fruit. This 230-page eBook profiles many natural materials found inside and outside your home that can benefit your garden. Find out which edibles to use them on, why they might work, and at what stage in the growth cycle they are most effective. 153554b96e