School Gardens Needed in Casa Grande, Az. Public Schools

0 have signed. Let’s get to 100!


Casa Grande, Az. public schools lack school gardens.  This petition is tell the school districts we, the citizens, desire and need school gardens.

School gardening teaches (1):

  • Math
  • Science
  • History
  • Cultural perspectives
  • Patience
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork
  • Responsibility

They increase (2,3):

  • Attendance
  • Graduation rates 
  • School performance

Not only that school gardens (4,5):

  • Fight obesity
  • Increase physical activity
  • Change attitudes and preferences towards fruits and vegetables

Many children do not know where their food comes from or how their food will affect their health.  It is time to change this and set the next generation up for success. 

The petition will be given to Melania Edwards M.Ed. of Casa Grande Union High School District and Barbara Wright of Casa Grande Elementary School District.  They are in charge of the districts curriculum. 

Thank You! 

 References

1. National Garden Clubs, Inc.. (2017). School Gardens Projects. Retrieved November 04, 2017, from http://www.gardenclub.org/projects/school-gardens.aspx

2. Ritz, S. (2017a). About. Retrieved November 04, 2017, from https://stephenritz.com/biography/

3. Ritz, S. (2017b). The Power Of a Plant. Retrieved November 04, 2017, from https://stephenritz.com/the-power-of-a-plant/

4. Prosser Career Academy High School. (2016, September 28). Extending the Classroom with a School Garden [Digital image]. Retrieved November 16, 2017, from https://healthyschoolscampaign.org/chicago-focus/extending-classroom-school-garden/

5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. (n.d.). A New Deal for School Gardens [PDF]. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/i1689e/i1689e00.pdf

Photo: 

Prosser Career Academy High School. (2016, September 28). Extending the Classroom with a School Garden [Digital image]. Retrieved November 16, 2017, from https://healthyschoolscampaign.org/chicago-focus/extending-classroom-school-garden/



Today: Jennifer is counting on you

Jennifer Keefer needs your help with “Barbara Wright: School Gardens in Casa Grande, Az.”. Join Jennifer and 32 supporters today.