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For all of human existence food insecurity has posed a threat to the vitality and success of the human race. Undernutrition and famine have devastated entire populations of humans as its corrosive nature continues to transcend into modern day society. Analysis of the effects of food insecurity has produced social, political and educational movements in attempts to alleviate some of the deleterious symptoms. School gardens were first introduced into society by Thomas Jefferson as an educational tool. Modern day progressive educators expanded upon Jefferson’s suggestion and have advocated for school garden implementation in all schools across the country. Through studying the effects of food insecurity and school gardens a theoretical and practical application can be made. School gardens present a curious opportunity to alleviate the potential harmful effects of food insecurity in youth. A case study will be conducted to test the propriety of implementing a school garden in a Lewiston, Maine public school as a tool to alleviate food insecurity.
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Bachelor of Arts
Hutchins, Elisabeth Belle, "Planting the Seeds for the Future: An Analysis of School Gardens Attempts to Mitigate Food Insecurity Within Lewiston, Maine." (2018). Standard Theses. 156.
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