The integration of gardening into different subject areas has become a game-changing instructional strategy that enhances the educational process in ways never seen before. According to the study of Gavia et al. (2021), garden activities are becoming vibrant places where learners may explore a variety of topics outside of the standard scientific classroom that improves academic performance and positive influences on the health and well-being of the learner.
The school gardens can truly be special for kids because it is the best way to teach the kids mathematics. Mathematics is applied in gardens through planting and design, learners use mathematics in real-world settings, measuring plant growth, calculating garden measurements, and understanding topics such as geometry. In addition to reinforcing mathematical concepts, this experiential learning method fosters a feeling of purpose and a sense of belonging to the environment.
Moreover, language arts also receive a revitalization from gardening, which offers a medium for artistic expression. With garden journaling, learners may create narratives about the life cycles of plants, depict the vivid colors in the garden in detail, and improve their language abilities. A greater appreciation for the wonders of nature and the craft of storytelling is fostered by this combination, which extends beyond the classroom.
Additionally, gardens provide learners with a live connection to the past when it comes to studying the historical relevance of agriculture and the development of agricultural techniques throughout civilizations. The garden becomes a physical link to the past foundations of human society, from prehistoric farming practices to the agricultural revolution.
In conclusion, beyond academic understanding, gardening cultivates vital life skills. Leaner who maintains their green areas develop environmental stewardship, responsibility, and collaboration. With education becoming more aware of the connections between disciplines and the value of experiential learning, gardens serve as dynamic centers for interdisciplinary learning, planting the seeds for a comprehensive and well-rounded approach to knowledge acquisition. Incorporating gardening into all subject areas fosters intellectual development and develops a generation that is deeply aware of their responsibility to preserve and honor nature.
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