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Gardening Classes in Waldorf Schools

Birte Kaufmann Translated by Matthew Barton

176 pp.  
6" x 9"
Illustrations: 75 Color

Floris Books


Published:  November 2015


Children need to experience nature, and gardening is a good way to encourage them to engage with the earth, plants, and animals.

Gardening classes, as taught in Waldorf schools from classes 6 to 10, help children develop many important aspects of their being, including improved sensory perception, motor skills, and a greater understanding of nature, ecology, and agriculture. How can such a complex subject be taught well and effectively?

Birte Kaufmann offers many useful tips and suggestions for new or developing gardening teachers in a clear structure—including the history of school gardens, aspects of child development, practical help on teaching methods, lesson planning for different age groups, and maintaining the garden itself.

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