Brooklyn School Makes Empty Spaces Bloom
Contemporary Government-endorsed gardening
A girl tending her garden plot at school, holding up her carrot that she grew. In our current time, government-endorsed gardening has once again become an important political policy. Through the urging of Michelle Obama, the Let's Move! was established. This program encourages children to engage in healthy life styles by eating healthy foods, growing their own gardens, and exercising. This policy has been implemented in a number of schools, and children are now learning about where food comes from, and are able to experience what it is like to tend a garden. This policy is similar to the victory garden policy of the Second World War, and it copies the implementation pattern of introducing and endorsing gardening to children via the education system.
Obama, Michelle. American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America. New York: Crown Publishers, 2012. 141.
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