Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
Education, Counseling and Human Development
Peter Troy White
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.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
School gardens -- South Dakota.
School gardens -- United States.
Gardening -- Study and teaching.
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Hassoun, Aminah, "School Gardening in America and a Survey of South Dakota Schools" (2021). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 208.