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SURVEY RESULTS Kentucky School Gardens
CO SPONSERS OF THE SCHOOL GARDENS SURVEY Brightside www.louisvilleky.gov/Brightside/ JCPS Center for Environmental Education www.jcpsky.net/ee Partnership for a Green City www.partnershipforagreencity.org U of L Center for Environmental Education http://louisville.edu/education/research/centers/environmental-ed
PURPOSE OF THE SURVEY The Kentucky School Garden Network has created a collaborating relationship with Brightside and the Partnership for a Green City in order to form a database and needs assessment of schools involved and interested in gardening. Schools will receive updates on grants, professional development opportunities and assistance in getting started and/or maintaining their outdoor classroom.
RESPONDENTS TOTAL NUMBER OF RESPONDENTS: 353
What type of garden do you have?
DO YOUR STUDENTS EAT THE PRODUCE THAT YOU GROW? HAVE YOU HAD YOUR SOIL TESTED RECENTLY?
If you are a teacher and there were support for an after school gardening club would you be interested in sponsoring it?
Rank the items below that you need to get started and/or maintain your gardening initiatives:
NEEDS COMPARASION: Elementary, Middle and High Schools The top three needs to get started or maintain gardening initiatives: Elementary School Level: Seeds or plant material Tools Curriculum and/or Activity Ideas Middle School Level: Seeds or plant material Tools Curriculum and/or activities ideas High School Level: Seeds or plant material Soil and/or compost system Watering System
NEEDS COMPARASION: Schools with Gardens VS. Schools without Gardens The top three needs to get started or maintain gardening initiatives: School WITH Gardens:Seeds or plant materials Summer or vacation care Tools Schools WITHOUT Gardens:Tools Seeds of plant materials Soil and/or compost system
WHAT TOPICS DO YOU NEED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL GARDEN?
EDUCATIONAL COMPARISON: Elementary, Middle and High Schools The top topics schools wish to learn in order to maintain a school garden are: Elementary School Level:Soil and gardening policies Taking advantage of parents/volunteers Student Involvement strategies Use of storm water for gardens Middle School Level:Taking advantage of parents/volunteers Student involvement strategies Curriculum connections High School Level:Student involvement strategies Soil and gardening policies Taking advantage or parents/volunteers
EDUCATIONAL COMPARASION: Schools with gardens vs. schools without gardens The top three topics schools wish to learn in order to maintain a school garden are: School WITH Gardens:Taking advantage of parents/volunteers Student involvement strategies Soil and gardening policies Schools WITHOUT Gardens:Soil and gardening policies Curriculum connections Student involvement strategies
USE OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES
USE OF CURRICULAR RESOURCES
WHAT ARE THE ROAD BLOCKS TO A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL GARDEN?
IF YOU HAVE A VEGETABLE GARDEN, WHAT VEGETABLES DO YOU GROW?
WHAT SUBJECT AREAS DO YOUR GARDEN ACTIVITIES SUPPORT?
DO YOU INTEGRATE NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GOALS INTO YOUR GARDEN WORK?
QUESTIONS or COMMENTS
The School Garden Survey was produced and conducted by the Kentucky School Garden Network www.kyschoolgardens.org during January and February, 2010 This analysis was done by: Marco Muñoz, Ed.D. Kaet Shields, M. Ed. Evaluation Specialist Jefferson County Public Schools Accountability, Research, and Planning Department