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"For us, it's been a really great way to get kids involved in the community. Not just planting seeds and watching plants grow from seeds, but also learning about what we can do with that food, and its ties into our culinary program, and learning how to better the community. We offer what we pull at the end to the entire staff and faculty and parents that might be in the building. It's been a great way for them to learn not just about gardening, but also about service."
"What I like best is the energy it brings to learning. The students go out; their energy level really picks up. Their excitement about learning really picks up, and the connections really start to take place."
"It is a great opportunity. The garden encourages cross curricular dialogue and an emphasis on healthy choices."
-Mountain Vista Elementary, Colorado Springs
"Our new learning garden is a bright focal point in our new playgrounds. Students check on the progress of our cold crops daily and look forward to planting in the spring."
-University Park, Denver
"Our principal, Rebecca Zachmeier, was extremely impressed with the overwhelming support from students and families in the construction of our garden. The out-pour of support has motivated us in planning more school betterment/community building projects. Students are also very eager to begin planting (although it's still just the beginning of winter) and are especially excited about the idea of incorporating food they grow into their school cafeteria."
- Cowell Elementary, Denver
"I swear, the kids will eat ANYTHING that grows in our Learning Garden."
- Pioneer Elementary, Lafayette
"Big Green's commitment to the success of their School Learning Garden program has allowed our garden to grow and flourish as a teaching tool, a production garden, and as a beautiful green space for our school and our neighborhood."