Did you know that research is now connecting lack of outdoor time to numerous childhood ailments? These include obesity, depression, stress, diabetes, ADD and poor classroom performance. Our garden is getting involved and joining others' ideas, efforts and movements around the country. Partnerships are forming. Major groups are getting involved to help promote the idea of getting families outdoors. Today's photo comes to us from one such program, Be Out There, by the National Wildlife Federation. It has been featured by The Daily Green.
The Garden at BCHMCPS is also doing its part for our school community. We are combining physical activity, thinking skills, art, math, science, teamwork, relationship building, problem solving, journal keeping and opportunities all in our edible outdoor classroom. It is about new attitudes, new lessons and new ways of thinking. We believe that much more than plants will grow in our garden.
Photo courtesy of The Daily Green/National Wildlife Federation