Title: School gardening and nature study in English rural schools and in London
Year: 1909 (1900s)
Authors: Sipe, Susan Bender. [from old catalog]
Subjects: Nature study School gardens
Publisher: Washington, Govt. print off.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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onone day in the summer the chil-dren bring the plant, or a flower, orthe fruit, or some evidence that theyhave grown it, to exhibitions at theirschools. The Department of Agricul-ture supplies the seed free. Now, this is a form of nature study that might becarried out even in this great city of London. It occurred to me that five or sixLondon schools might care to make the experiment, and I have ascertained thatif it were done space would be afforded at the country-in-town exhibition forthe display of those of the childrens exhibits which were considered worthy ofthe distinction. Of course, the scheme would need careful consideration, and acommittee should be formed to settle details. It is quite possible that the seedwould be supplied free by some friend of the country-in-town movement. The plan has proved so successful in Washington, and it was so delightful tosee the crowds (if children, each with something that he or she had grown, thatI venture to hope it may be tried here. 204
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Fig. 0.—Water colors of orchid and currantsmade from the objects by a Russian Jewbuy in Whitechapel School. Show advancedthought on part of teacher over the re-quired method of drawing in London schools. 17 The teachers acted upon his suggestion. A well-known seed dealerof Reading gave 6,000 packets of seed for distribution in the schoolsby the teachers. Lessons were given on seed sowing and the potsthen carried home for window-sill cultivation. Xo prices weregiven. Exhibits were classified as: (1) Plants raised from seed— (a) Supplied through the schools. (&) Supplied through the School Nature Study Union. (2) Pot plants—cared for by the children for not less than eight weeks pre- vious to the exhibition. (3) Home plants—cared for by the children for not less than eight weeks pre- vious to the exhibition. All exhibits were labeled with the name of the school, name, age,and standard (grade) of the exhibitor, name of plant, date of sowingor acquisition of the plant, and the
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