Address c/o Neighborhood Parks Council 451 Hayes Street, 2nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94102 Voice (415) 287-0722 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Web http://www.urbansprouts.org
Plants the seeds of social equity to build healthy and thriving neighborhoods through community and garden-based education.
Urban Sprouts has field-tested and evaluated the Garden-based Education Model developed by Dr. Michelle Ratcliffe (Ratcliffe et al., 2006; Ratcliffe et al., 2009). This model combines the Social Cognitive Theory of behavior change (Bandura, 1986), youth development theory and ecoliteracy models to determine the quantity and quality of garden-based experiences that enable youth to improve their health and nutrition. Learning that takes place in an interactive and multi-sensory context—the school garden—helps youth retain new knowledge and attitudes in the long-term.
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