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dc.contributor.authorHaase, Janetteen
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-30T17:18:50Z
dc.date.available2020-09-30T17:18:50Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/28164
dc.description.abstractSchool garden programs offer students opportunities to experience and participate in the processes of nature and agriculture through hands-on learning in a wide variety of outdoor settings. Although the value of school gardens has been well documented, my 7-year experience as a school garden facilitator is that there is little or no concrete support for these programs within the public-school system itself, either at the local or the provincial level. Most programs operate through the vision and dedication of community members and organizations and/or the efforts of individual educators. The purpose of this study is to investigate how school garden programs are implemented in a variety of educational settings and to identify the challenges and opportunities that exist within them. For my research I conducted ten semi-structured interviews with teachers, educational assistants and community members who acted as school garden program facilitators. Data from these interviews was coded and analyzed to identify key themes as well as situation specific anecdotes. Findings from my study indicate that there are as many models for school garden programs as there are facilitators. Each program is uniquely adapted to the skills and abilities of the facilitator as well as to the setting in which the program takes place. However specific challenges such as the lack of funding and implementation time were universal to all programs. I hope that this work will provide useful insights for other schools and other districts, both in Ontario and across Canada, as well as contribute to almost the non-existent literature on the implementation of school garden programs.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
dc.rightsQueen's University's Thesis/Dissertation Non-Exclusive License for Deposit to QSpace and Library and Archives Canadaen
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dc.subjectschool gardensen
dc.subjectenvironmental educationen
dc.subjectexperiential educationen
dc.subjectfood literacyen
dc.subjectsustainable agricultureen
dc.titleTHE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR SCHOOL GARDEN PROGRAMS IN ONTARIOen
dc.typethesisen
dc.description.degreeM.Sc.en
dc.contributor.supervisorPower, Elaine
dc.contributor.departmentKinesiology and Health Studiesen
dc.degree.grantorQueen's University at Kingstonen


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