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Foraging for Schools

Kids in the Garden

Why Teach Foraging in Schools

Children, due to their innate curiosity, have an affinity with nature.  They spend so much time outside, whether it’s in their garden, park, schoolyard or playing sports, they are probably outside as much as they are inside!


Benefits of Foraging for Children

There are so many benefits to teaching kids to forage.

1.    It promotes a connection to nature

Encourages an appreciation and understanding of the natural environment, ecosystem and local wildlife.


2.    Develops problem-solving skills

Foraging requires kids to use their observation, deduction, and critical thinking and problem-solving skills.


3.    Improves knowledge of plants

Helps kids learn about different plant species, teach them to identify them, their habitats, and their edible and medicinal uses.


4.    Encourages healthy habits

Foraging can encourage outdoor physical activity and exploration, and promote a healthy lifestyle.


5.    Builds self-sufficiency

Teaches kids valuable skills like self-sufficiency and resourcefulness that they can use to obtain food and resources.


6.    Boosts creativity

Foraging can inspire kids to be creative with the ingredients they find and try new recipes.


7.    Provides a fun and educational activity

Foraging can be a fun and engaging activity that also provides opportunities for learning and personal growth.


8.    Encourages additional skills

Helps kids learn about healthy, sustainable and locally-sourced food options which, in turn, can encourage them to learn about gardening and growing their own food.


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