Educators learn about the promise of school gardens

Teachers, school gardeners, state officials, foodservice workers and others recently gathered for the first Oregon School Garden Summit. Workshops covered various topics, including using school gardens as teaching tools and incorporating food from the gardens into cafeteria meals. "Getting kids active in a garden is a really engaging way for them to learn math to science to history to nutrition, and all kids get more excited when they're up and active," said Kasandra Griffin, a policy manager for Upstream Public Health, a co-organizer of the event.

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