Rooftop gardens help promote food education

Radio Taiwan International 
Date: 21 February, 2019
By: Paula Chao

Rooftop gardens help promote food education

Taiwan’s young city-dwellers don’t really have the space or the opportunity to garden. One junior high school in Taipei is working to change this by incorporating a rooftop garden into its biology classes. The goal is to give teenagers some hands-on gardening experience while teaching them the importance of not wasting food.

Eighth-graders at Jieshou Junior High School are excited to roll up their sleeves and find out whether they have a green thumb. This semester, they will grow all kinds of vegetables such as butter lettuce, basil, garlic sprouts, eggplants and hot peppers in the school’s rooftop garden.    [FULL  STORY]

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