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  1. 1. Gardening with Children
  2. 2. We’re growing more than vegetables!
  3. 3. Gardens provide gardening and educational opportunities that help connect people to each other and to the natural world.
  4. 4. Gardens & Children Gardens connect youth with nature and help them explore and learn about their world. Why garden with children? For Good Physical and Mental Health
  5. 5. Experts agree that children today have less contact with the natural world than any previous generation.  The results can be devastating for their physical and mental health as well as for their ability to learn, grow and thrive.  “By bolstering children’s attention resources, green spaces may enable children to think more clearly and cope more effectively with life stress.” (Nancy Wells, assistant professor at the New York State College of Human Ecology)
  6. 7. Why garden with children? To Inspire Learning and Creativity
  7. 8. Nature can be a source of great relaxation and refuge. “ Children need nature for the healthy development of their senses, and, therefore, for learning and creativity”  ( Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods )
  8. 9. Why garden with children? Fun Food in the City: Being outdoors and doing a fun, results-oriented and edible project can have life-long rewards.  Gardening is an easy way to get children out into nature without ever leaving the city!
  9. 21. We’re growing more than vegetables! www.UnityGardensInc.org [email_address]

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