Check out this article “Can Gardening Help Children Grow?” about the University of Arizona’s School Garden Workshop. Founded by Marston, professor emerita in the School of Geography, Development & Environment, and directed by Moses Thompson, the School Garden Workshop connects Tucson K-12 schools with university students who support the installation, development and maintenance of a garden program.
“Not only do gardens provide sites for practical learning, but Sallie and Moses believe they help children improve their social competencies and emotional well-being,” the article states.
The article also includes activity sheets, a Q&A with Marston and Thompson about the positive impacts of school gardens, and an animated video (see below).
The article was produced by Futurum Careers, a free online resource and magazine aimed at encouraging 14-19-year-olds worldwide to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEM), and social sciences, humanities and the arts for people and the economy (SHAPE).