Article by Melissa Kruse-Peeples, NS/S Education Coordinator, published March 25, 2016.
Schools have been embracing the garden movement in recent years. It is easy to understand why if you have ever witnessed picky eaters enjoying fresh produce straight from the garden or the excitement students express when they find sprouts pop out of the ground. That type of excitement about growing food is infectious. Native Seeds/SEARCH has proudly supported the school garden movement with small donations of seeds through our Community Seed Grant Program. To date we have provided arid-adapted seeds to over 150 garden projects working with youth in the Southwestern region. Participants in this program have been asking NS/S for more educational materials to fully integrate seed education into their gardening programs.