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Bon Repos School Garden
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School Gardens are powerful tools for improving
child nutrition and education. They have the potential to improve
food security and human nutrition at the household level through
replication in the home.
FAO therefore encourages schools to create moderate-sized learning
gardens, producing a variety of fruit and vegetables using simple
techniques. This is so that teachers and parents can easily manage
the garden and students can apply gardening techniques in their
School Gardens, both urban and rural, have many
benefits, such as:
Increasing the relevance and quality of education for rural and
urban children, through the integrated teaching of practical and
academic subjects. This promotes active learning.
Providing children with hands-on experience in food production,
ecology and natural resource management and increasing children's
knowledge of nutrition.
Improving household nutrition and food security in the home, benefiting
the whole family by replicating School Garden techniques at home,
i.e. in the household gardens or family farms.
Improving the nutritional value of school meals by supplementing
them with food rich in micronutrients, fresh from the School Garden.
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