There is a wonderful article in the on-line version only of Educational Leadership magazine by ASCD. In it the author describes and gives pointers on all the benefits of a garden in education. She traces back to Dewey and his theories. (Is anyone able to remember those theories of education? I certainly still do!)
Gardens can be used for science, math, hands-on experience, and reading and language. There is this video that demonstrates some language learning in a garden. Perhaps you have your ideas as well. Share them here.
Do you have a garden for your school or class? Perhaps you can at least develop a word garden to begin.