Author

Tucker Jensen

Term

Summer 2020

Capstone

Capstone Project

Degree Name

MAED: NSEE

Facilitator(s)

Trish Harvey

Content Expert

Claire Weiss

Abstract

This capstone project reviews the effect community gardens have on the low-income, urban population. After reviewing the history of racism in America, disproportionalities of food insecurity, how poverty correlates to health, and various environmental impacts specific to urban communities, this project was an effort to expand on that research and provide a solution. Food deserts exist in many of today’s American cities, which lead to food insecurity and negative health outcomes. A community garden is a low-cost, effective way to obtain healthy food and simultaneously benefit the environment. This five-day unit of study takes place at an established community garden. It teaches middle school students about the benefits of gardening using STEM lessons activities. Students will design their own garden and be able to explain why a community garden is important to the success of their own neighborhood.

Keywords

Curriculum, Environmental Studies, Science, Social Justice

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DigitalCommons@Hamline

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application/pdf

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