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Re: community_garden digest, Vol 1 #284 - 13 msgs


it may be hard to find scientific data about plants improving learning
environments, but there is lots of studies showing that contact to animals
is improving children's ability to communicate and learn. Sam Ross of Green
Chimneys Children Services  www.gchimney.org is a senior activist and
knowledgeable person on this: samross@greenchimneys.org


Oliver Ginsberg
BdJA educational consultant
Admiralstrasse 16
10999 Berlin
fon: ++49-30-614 02 172  fax: -614 02 173
e-mail: ginsberg@blinx.de

>My name is Joan Ennis and I am interested in learning more about your
>organization.  I've been working with one of the major hardware and
>garden "super stores" as a temp and have been trying to encourage them to
>more environmentally sensitive by composting, recycling, or just plan
>passing on materials they no longer have use for to some who would
>As we all know, the bigger the retail store, the bigger waste.  I too, like
>you organization would rather come up with solutions than
>just criticizing a business.
>I serve only as a volunteer and concern citizen and have no authority in
>business but my own (counselor/private practice).  What I'm truly
>in is seeing how some of our super stores could possibly assist with
>some green houses at their local schools.
>I know these programs already exist (yahoo!) and hope you could give me a
>list to research.
>I would also be interested in any scientific data that may reveal how
>learning environments are enhanced with the presence of plants.  And I
>be interested in any feedback you may have regarding this idea.
>I've taken enough of your time already.  I'll wait to hear from you!
>Thanks for your time and efforts!

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