Schoolyard habitats are another way to integrate outdoor experiences into the school day. Like school gardens, schoolyard habitats provide deliberately crafted outdoor spaces that offer opportunities for experiential education and that promote ecological balance. Unlike school gardens, schoolyards habitats require little maintenance once established. rather than providing food for humans, they provide food, shelter, and breeding grounds for wildlife. If your school is resisting the commitment to a school garden because of the Ā of time and money, perhaps they will consider a schoolyard habitat? Perhaps we can integrate wildlife habitats, fruit trees, and community gardens into other public spaces?

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