Project-Based Learning

Project-based learning (PBL) is a teaching approach where students explore and respond to a complex question or problem over an extended period of time. Through PBL, students practice critical thinking, design thinking, creative problem solving, and communication while also covering core standards. When compared to traditional teaching methods, PBL often leads to greater content retention and improved attitudes and motivation toward learning. Our typical PBL project leads to a final product that students design and build. Examples of past PBLs include Operation Compost, Living Walls, Backfield ImprovementVermicompost, and our summer Farm Studio program.