The Prevalence of School Gardens
- Budget limitations on the school lunch program
- Labor and time restrictions on school lunch staff and students
- Living up to national standards and requirements
- Current state of the cafeteria kitchen
Thriving School Gardens
Brooklyn, New York
It isn't often that city kids learn firsthand where their food comes from, but 10 Brooklyn schools aim to change that scenario by creating urban gardens of their own. According to the New York Daily News, Garden to School Cafe is an effort by New York schools to teach kids about agriculture at the same time they put healthier fare into the school cafeteria. Students work side by side with teachers in the garden, growing the food they will enjoy at lunchtime in their schools.