The Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS) is a specialized, inquiry-based education organization that utilizes an organic garden setting as the foundation for our unique learning environment. We know that a student that is able to dig in the soil, plant a seed, and watch it grow is excited to eat the fruits of their labor, and will understand the science behind a sprouting seed or photosynthesis.
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Studies show that students who participate in garden based activities and curriculum score significantly higher on science achievement tests compared to students who only participated in classroom based lesson plans.
Students that learn grow their own food are more likely to incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables into their diets, and increase their knowledge about nutrition. These vital skills and healthy eating habits learned at BUGS, will follow kids throughout their lives, well into adulthood.
A typical carrot begins at a commercial farm, over 1,800 miles away. At BUGS, our students learn how to grow and nurture a carrot organically from seed to harvest, understanding the environmental benefits of local sustainable food system.