Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

2021

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Teaching , Learning & Education

First Advisor

Peter Troy White

Abstract

School gardening has a longstanding history in American education, dating as far back as the mid-1800s. Despite fluctuations in popularity throughout the twentieth century, school gardens have grown into an established method for hands-on teaching. This paper builds upon a historical framework of school gardening in American public education with particular focus on the connections between school gardens and agricultural education. This study offers a descriptive portrait of contemporary K-12 school gardens in South Dakota. Schools across the state were surveyed about their gardens to gain a better understanding of garden-based teaching in practice both in general education and agricultural education.

Number of Pages

59

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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Rights Statement

In Copyright