Little machines in their gardens: a history of school gardens in America

Trelstad, B., 1997, Little machines in their gardens: a history of school gardens in America, in: Landscape Journal, 16, 2

  • Author : Trelstad, B.
  • Year : 1997
  • Journal/Series : Landscape Journal
  • Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 2
  • Volume Number (CONSECUTIVE: Counting all Volumes of this Journal ever published) : 16
  • Pages : 161-173
  • Abstract in English : This essay is dealing with the story of school gardens in America. The author argue that while the school gardens seem to fit the classic model of progressive reform, history has glossed over many of the distinct characteristics that warrant their independent study. The school gardens can be viewed as a standard progressive reform effort, but their roots lie in the distinct tradion of Nature-Study, a movement that contradicted Progressive social control efforts in many ways. Exploring the history of school gardens cab help put in a broader context the resurgence of school and community gardens in the United States and complement some the more recent history of community gardens by establishing the important, but often overlooked, role that young people and educators have play in the history of the urban garden landscape (Hynes, 1996: see for reference this article).
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: school gardens, history, education, gardens, nature study. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research, students of universities of professional education.