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Learning Gardens and Sustainability Education

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Preface Acknowledgements PART I: LEARNING GARDENS, LIVING SOIL, AND SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION Introduction: Modern Imperatives for Life and Learning Learning Gardens and Life's Lessons Living Soil as Metaphorical Construct for Education PART II: LEARNING GARDENS PRINCIPLES LINKING PEDAGOGY AND PEDOLOGY Cultivating a Sense of Place Fostering Curiosity and Wonder Discovering Rhythm and Scale Valuing Biocultural Diversity Embracing Practical Experience Nurturing Interconnectedness Awakening the Senses PART III: PRACTICE COMES ALIVE FROM THE GROUND UP Teacher, Principal, and Superintendent Perspectives Moving Forward Appendix: Selected Resources and Programs References Index

About the Author

Dilafruz R. Williams is Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy in the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University. An avid gardener, she served on the Portland School Board for eight years. Jonathan D. Brown teaches courses in permaculture, whole-systems design, organic gardening, and sustainability education. He has worked extensively in small-scale integrated agriculture.

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