…as a middle class fad that fails our most vulnerable students. (see Cailtin Flanagan’s 2010 article in The Atlantic)

They are wrong.

See Eleanor Barkhorn’s responseThe Portland Learning Garden and Lab— especially Dilafruz Williams‘s work, and this list of sources from Life Lab. These studies and many more document the many benefits of school gardens, such as:

  • Improved student health.
  • Improved learning.
  • Improved community.

Cailtin Flanagan seems more interested in attention-getting claims than actual evidence.