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4 Inches of Living Soil: Teaching Biodiversity in the Learning Gardens–A photo-essay
Journal of Sustainability Education
  • Dilafruz R. Williams, Portland State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
3-19-2012
Subjects
  • Environmental education -- Activity programs,
  • Sustainability -- Study and teaching,
  • Biodiversity
Disciplines
Abstract
In Learning Gardens and Sustainability Education: Bringing Life to Schools and Schools to Life, Williams and Brown (2011) place living soil at the center of the discourse on sustainability education. One of the seven principles that guides their pedagogy of learning gardens is: valuing biocultural diversity. This photo-essay of elementary students in K-8 schools, explores how 4 inches of soil in the learning gardens can teach about life’s diversity. The author urges humble attentiveness to that which is below our feet seemingly hidden and unnoticed yet teeming with life.
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Originally appeared in the Journal of Sustainability Education, March 2012. The original article and more can be found at http://susted.com/.

Persistent Identifier
http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/12963
Citation Information
Williams, Dilafruz. "4 Inches of Living Soil: Teaching Biodiversity in the Learning Gardens–A photo-essay." Journal of Sustainability Education (2012).