Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 2006

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

James Pappas

Second Committee Member

Steven W. Nourse

Third Committee Member

Leland Chapman


Growing an edible garden in a poverty-affected school serves multiple purposes. It provides a way to increase parent involvement at the school while increasing student knowledge of nutrition. This comprehensive plan prepares a school to implement a school garden run solely by teacher, students, parents, and community volunteers. The potential results are that parents will get involved at their child's school while the students can learn about nutrition along with their families.