Green Tip and Trade

Encourage your school to start its own organic garden.

Angela Kim Dec 4, 2010

With school budgets disappearing faster than glaciers at the poles, schools are eager to cut costs-which makes a school-sponsored garden perfect. It can serve as a science classroom, supply the cafeteria with ingredients, and there are virtually no start-up costs: all you need is a patch of land at the back of the schoolyard.

Encourage your child’s science teacher or school principal to consider starting one next September. There will be enough time to plant and harvest root vegetables, leafy greens, peas, carrots and beans before winter arrives, and you’ll be able to supplement your child’s nutrition education.

Learn more about schools bringing farm fresh food to their cafeterias at NRDC’s

We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.

Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.

In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.

Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.