Arkansas GardenCorps is an AmeriCorps program hosted by the Childhood Obesity Prevention Research Program at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute in Little Rock, Arkansas. The mission of GardenCorps is to promote the use of school and community gardens to increase environmental awareness and sustainable agriculture practices in Arkansas communities. GardenCorps members serve in school and community gardens across the state to develop and maintain gardens, conduct garden-based education, and build volunteer and community support for sustainability of gardens.
The purpose of Arkansas GardenCorps is to promote the use of school and community gardens to provide nutrition education with the purpose of reducing childhood obesity and to increase environmental awareness and sustainable agriculture practices in Arkansas communities. Members assist Service Sites with the following Arkansas GardenCorps objectives:
- Development and maintenance of school and community gardens
- Garden-based nutrition education for youth and adults
- Recruitment of volunteers to support sustainability of gardens
- Increase access to fresh produce grown in gardens
Delta Garden Study School Garden-Based Science Curriculum
To access the Delta Garden Study School Garden-Based Science Curriculum please register below.
Please register to have access to the Delta Garden Study (DGS) Curriculum. When you register, you will be able to access the full curriculum (50 Lessons) and corresponding materials (i.e. Recipe Book, Garden Guide) at no charge. The current curriculum is aligned to the State of Arkansas educational frameworks for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade science, math, and literacy.
ACHRI Childhood Obesity Prevention Research Program