2 CO SPONSERS OF THE SCHOOL GARDENS SURVEY Brightside JCPS Center for Environmental Education Partnership for a Green City U of L Center for Environmental Education
3 PURPOSE OF THE SURVEYThe 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.
9 DO YOUR STUDENTS EAT THE PRODUCE THAT YOU GROW? HAVE YOU HAD YOUR SOIL TESTED RECENTLY?
10 If you are a teacher and there were support for an after school gardening club would you be interested in sponsoring it?
11 Rank the items below that you need to get started and/or maintain your gardening initiatives:
12 NEEDS COMPARASION: Elementary, Middle and High Schools The top three needs to get started or maintain gardening initiatives:Elementary School Level: Seeds or plant materialToolsCurriculum and/or Activity IdeasMiddle School Level: Seeds or plant materialCurriculum and/or activities ideasHigh School Level: Seeds or plant materialSoil and/or compost systemWatering System
13 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 materialsSummer or vacation careToolsSchools WITHOUT Gardens: ToolsSeeds of plant materialsSoil and/or compost system
14 WHAT TOPICS DO YOU NEED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL GARDEN?
15 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 policiesTaking advantage of parents/volunteersStudent Involvement strategiesUse of storm water for gardensMiddle School Level: Taking advantage of parents/volunteersStudent involvement strategiesCurriculum connectionsHigh School Level: Student involvement strategiesSoil and gardening policiesTaking advantage or parents/volunteers
16 EDUCATIONAL COMPARASION: Schools with gardens vs EDUCATIONAL COMPARASION: Schools with gardens vs. schools without gardensThe top three topics schools wish to learn in order to maintain a school garden are:School WITH Gardens: Taking advantage of parents/volunteersStudent involvement strategiesSoil and gardening policiesSchools WITHOUT Gardens: Soil and gardening policiesCurriculum connections
24 The School Garden Survey was produced and conducted by the Kentucky School Garden Networkduring January and February, 2010This analysis was done by:Marco Muñoz, Ed.D.Kaet Shields, M. Ed.Evaluation SpecialistJefferson County Public SchoolsAccountability, Research, and Planning Department