Journal of Sustainability Education
Environmental education -- Activity programs, Sustainability -- Study and teaching, Biodiversity
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.
Williams, Dilafruz. "4 Inches of Living Soil: Teaching Biodiversity in the Learning Gardens–A photo-essay." Journal of Sustainability Education (2012).