Welcome to the Bullock Garden Project, Inc.! Here you will find information about, & links to events, garden advice for gardening with children, and resources on starting a garden with your school or organization.
But first…Let us provide insight about who we are…
We are PASSIONATE about education and the environment. We asked ourselves, “How can we invigorate learning while reconnecting children with the earth and helping to smash food insecurity?” The answer was clear: BUILD SCHOOL GARDENS! Not only does a garden beautify a space, it can be utilized to teach children about the delicate balance between the ecosystem and the interdependence of Earth’s organisms, while showing them how to grow their own healthy food, free of chemicals and GMO’s.
But there’s a problem
Gardens cost money to build and maintain. The good news, once established, it is possible to maintain for less. The not so great news…school districts just don’t have the funding to support garden initiatives.
Here’s what we’re doing about it
We started a garden…A beautiful, donated garden aptly named the Bullock Children’s Garden, in Glassboro, NJ. We had so many people invest in this project of building a garden for the children of Dorothy L. Bullock Elementary School, that after witnessing the incredible benefits reaped by our students, we became passionate about passing on the good deed by helping other schools build/create school gardens as well.
And here’s how it’s going to change the world…
Children need to have the opportunity to reconnect with nature, while gaining valuable academic experiences. By helping a school who serves a high population of children from low-income and/or food-insecure backgrounds, children gain access to free, healthy foods they have grown THEMSELVES. Want to see kids eat a bunch of fresh, raw veggies? Let them grow them in a garden. Garden education also crosses all areas and levels of academia. You name it, you can teach it using a garden. School gardens provide an amazing opportunity for hands-on, project-based learning. Teaching children how to garden & the academics behind it can also lead to children who pursue careers & hobbies in the green industry. Gardening in school can spark future gardeners, landscapers, sustainable engineers, biologists…you name it. It all starts with a seed!