Academic Venture Fund - 2011

School Gardens for New York

Children gather by school garden

School gardens have the potential to promote science education and healthy, sustainable habits among youth—yet few large-scale studies have measured school gardens' success in promoting learning and health outcomes. An interdisciplinary team will organize a workshop to build a school garden network in New York State, pilot test instruments, and develop a school garden infrastructure as steps toward a larger study of school gardens.

Investigators: Nancy Wells, Marcia Eames-Sheavly, Jennifer Wilkins