School gardens offer long-lasting benefits to students of all ages, supporting health and wellness while exposing students to healthy and nutritious foods. Beyond these benefits, it is a powerful teaching tool that provides real-world learning for students of all ages.
Schools can play a critical role in shifting children’s perceptions of food and enhancing access to healthful foods. School gardens provide students with a real-time look at how food is grown. Students can learn how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety of fruits and vegetables. That repeated exposure can also build the emotional connections to food that are essential to behaviour change. When children spend weeks or months growing their food, they feel proud of and connected to it — which is key to trying new dishes with an open mind. Students will see their real-life activities come to life before their eyes, while promoting responsibility, healthy eating habits and an understanding where their food comes from.
Aerospring Hydroponics’ vision is to make fresh produce accessible to everyone, and we do this by creating versatile and efficient hydroponic products that can be used for homes, schools and corporations. We believe that hydroponic food production is the future of food, while addressing food security, food safety and sustainability. And what better way to equip the next generation with critical knowledge and skill sets than with a hydroponic garden in the classroom?