Topical Annotated Bibliography

School Gardening

School Gardening Benefits

General Information and Background

Blair, Dorothy. “The Child in the Garden: An Evaluative Review of the Benefits of School Gardening.” The Journal of Environmental Education. Vol. 40, No. 2. Winter 2009.

Burt, Kate Gardner. “A Complete History of the Social, Health, and Political Context of the School Gardening Movement in the United States: 1840–2014.” Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition. Vol. 11, No. 3. 2016.

Moore, Sarah A. et al. “School Gardens as Sites for Forging Progressive Socioecological Futures.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 105, No. 2, 2015.

Turner, Lindsey. “Increasing Prevalence of US Elementary School Gardens, but Disparities Reduce Opportunities for Disadvantaged Students.” Journal of School Health. Vol. 86, No. 12. 2016.

Junior Master Gardening

Mallinger, Gayle and Molly Kerby. “The Harvest is the Best Teacher: A Narrative on Food Insecurity and Community Gardening with Children and Adolescents.” Reflections. Vol. 20, No. 1. 2015.

Smith, LL and CE Motsenbocker. “Impact of hands-on science through school gardening in Louisiana public elementary schools.” Horttechnology. Vol. 15, No. 3. 2005.

Testing and Academic Outcomes

Berezowitz, Claire K. et al. “School Gardens Enhance Academic Performance and Dietary Outcomes in Children.” Journal of School Health. Vol. 85, No. 8. August 2015.

Figueroa, Ariana  Mangual et al. “La Cosecha/The Harvest: Sustainable Models of School-Community Engagement at a Bilingual Program.” The Journal of the National Association for Bilingual Education. Vol. 37, No. 1. 2014.

Williams, Dilafruz R. and P. Scott Dixon. “Impact of Garden-Based Learning on Academic Outcomes in Schools: Synthesis of Research Between 1990 and 2010” Review of Educational Research. Vol. 83, No. 2. 2013.

Physical and Health Outcomes

Evans et al. “Impact of School-based vegetable garden and physical activity coordinated health interventions on weight status and weight-related behaviors of ethnically diverse, low-income students: Study design and baseline data of the Texas, Grow! Eat! Go! (TGEG) cluster-randomized controlled trial.” BMC Public Health. Vol. 16. No. 973. 2016.

Ohly, Heather et al. “A systematic review of the health and well-being impacts of school gardening: synthesis of quantitative and qualitative evidence.” BMC Public Health. Vol. 16, No. 286. 2016.

Ozer, Emily J. “The Effects of School Gardens on Students and Schools: Conceptualization and Considerations for Maximizing Healthy Development.” Health Education and Behavior. Vol. 34, No. 6. 2007.

Wells, Nancy M. “School gardens and physical activity: A randomized controlled trial of low-income elementary schools.” Preventative Medicine. Vol. 69. 2014.

Jordan Johnson

Emory University

October 2017