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The GREEN Tool: For Well-Integrated School Gardens

This research brief describes the GREEN (Garden Resources, Education, and Environment Nexus) Tool - a practical, flexible, evidence-based tool designed to help gardens grow deep roots in schools.

Why do some school gardens flourish and become deeply integrated within their schools while others start with a bang but fizzle over time? Researchers at the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, Teachers College Columbia University identified 19 components shared by successful gardens at 21 New York City schools and determined how those components can work together. The result is the GREEN (Garden Resources, Education, and Environment Nexus) Tool - a practical, flexible, evidence-based tool designed to help gardens grow deep roots in schools. The GREEN Tool can also help advocates, educators, and policymakers identify strategies and resources to sustain school gardens over the long term.
 
 
Highlights of the GREEN Tool Research Brief:
 
- Visual GREEN Tool Map illustrating pathways to establish, integrate, and sustain school gardens 
- Review of the research that led to the GREEN Tool
- Case studies of successful NYC school gardens
- Policy recommendations to strengthen NYC school gardens
 

Recent Research Publications:

Burt, K. G., Koch, P., & Contento, I. Development of the GREEN (Garden Resources, Education, and Environment Nexus) Tool: An Evidence-Based Model for School Garden Integration. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. doi:10.1016/j.jand.2017.02.008

 

 

 

Published Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016

The GREEN Tool: For Well-Integrated School Gardens

Why do some school gardens flourish and become deeply integrated within their schools while others start with a bang but fizzle over time? Researchers at the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, Teachers College Columbia University identified 19 components shared by successful gardens at 21 New York City schools and determined how those components can work together. The result is the GREEN (Garden Resources, Education, and Environment Nexus) Tool - a practical, flexible, evidence-based tool designed to help gardens grow deep roots in schools. The GREEN Tool can also help advocates, educators, and policymakers identify strategies and resources to sustain school gardens over the long term.
 
 
Highlights of the GREEN Tool Research Brief:
 
- Visual GREEN Tool Map illustrating pathways to establish, integrate, and sustain school gardens 
- Review of the research that led to the GREEN Tool
- Case studies of successful NYC school gardens
- Policy recommendations to strengthen NYC school gardens
 

Recent Research Publications:

Burt, K. G., Koch, P., & Contento, I. Development of the GREEN (Garden Resources, Education, and Environment Nexus) Tool: An Evidence-Based Model for School Garden Integration. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. doi:10.1016/j.jand.2017.02.008

 

 

 

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