Fitness Friday: Gardens Grow Healthy Kids

There are many physical and mental health benefits associated with gardening, but were you aware that gardens have the potential to grow not just plants and flowers, but active, healthy kids? 

Did you know?

Research shows school gardens have the potential to:

1. Increase physical activity in children

2. Enhance their desire to be outdoors

3. Encourage healthy habits

For example, the Assiniboine Food Security Alliance has been working with schools in the Yorkton area to develop and encourage school yard gardens and many other Saskatchewan schools have got growing too!

Gardening not only complements the curriculum but helps build relationships and beautifies school grounds. To learn more about school gardens, checkout :

-Agriculture in the Classroom

-School Community Gardens Report - Saskatchewan School Boards Association

-Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds