Education Community Garden Initiatives Help Grow the Next Generation of Environmental Change-Makers

Published: 7 March 2024

With the impacts of climate change only projected to grow in the years to come, educational institutions urgently need to step up to the scale and scope of the challenge.

The Education Community Garden is showing how investing in hands-on, justice-oriented and boundary-spanning learning opportunities help to drive transformative learning and nurture students to be the next generation of change-makers, by supporting student-led initiatives through the allocation of funds, space or mentorship to these efforts, or by expanding experiential learning within academic courses and programs.

Strengthening university-community partnerships, particularly with organizations working to advance climate, social and food justice, is critical to both types of investment.

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