Our School Garden!

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$10.95  $10.07
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7.9 X 0.2 X 9.8 inches | 0.3 pounds
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About the Author

Rick Swann has been gardening and foraging for food since he was a child. A former elementary school librarian, he is the co-lead of Slow Food Seattle's school garden program and an active member of the Seattle School Garden Network. At national and state conferences, he speaks on food literacy and the history of school gardens. Our School Garden! is his first picture book. Swann lives in Seattle, Washington. Read more about him at rickswann.com.
CHRISTY HALE has illustrated many picture books and is also the author of The East-West House. She lives in Palo Alto, California, with her husband and their daughter.


- Winner, Growing Good Kids Book Award, Junior Master Gardener and the American Horticultural Society- Whole Kids Foundation Book Club Selection - "15 Books For Future Foodies," Food Tank: The Food Think Tank "Our School Garden! draws upon the best parts of what a school garden can be--a place to spark curiosity, explore, work hard, laugh, make friends and deepen academic learning." --The Edible Schoolyard Project "The beautiful illustrative work of Christy Hale lends a perfect visual component to this book, capturing the vibrant colors and dreamy scenes that make up a year in a garden."--Lifelab "From educational opportunities to building community and friendships, this picture book introduces the rewards of school gardens...Hale's charming, richly-hued, textured illustrations depict multicultural characters and a variety of garden-related activities... [An] informative, enjoyable approach to the subject."--Booklist "This well designed and informative book would make an especially good choice for schools that are planning or already have a vegetable garden." --Puget Sound Council for Children's Literature and Media "A charming story of culture, food and friendship and an inspiring call to action. Every school should have a garden like this one!" --Edible Seattle