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Schooltuinen - School Gardens

In the Netherlands the school garden is a well known concept. Often it is not a garden at the school, but a special collection of small plots of land where children can go in schooltime to grow their own vegetables. It is an educational tool

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The schooltuin is a voluntary part of the elementary school curriculum. It is mainly aimed at children that live in places without gardens or go to schools that don't have the space for it. I don't think I had one when growing up, but that is because we had one at home. Maybe other Dutchies on the platform can share their experience?

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Fab to get some specific examples of relevant school programs – cheers Arjan! Wonder if there might be opportunities to involve actual producers in this kind of stuff as we move forward too?

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