Children spend approximately six hours or more every day in a classroom. To make the benefits of plants available in public schools, my project “A Plant in Every Classroom” will make it easy for teachers to request and receive a plant free of charge.
Studies show that plants increase focus and attention. A year-long study at The Royal College of Agriculture in Circencester, England, found that students demonstrate 70% greater attentiveness when they're taught in rooms containing plants. In the same study, attendance was also higher for lectures given in classrooms with plants.
(Amanda Read (2005) Royal Agriculture College in England).
Together, let’s bring the benefits and beauty of plants to children across Miami-Dade County.
Funded by Miami, FL (September 2018)