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How can standard education methods prepare our upcoming generation for the problems of the future? Through garden based education, students retain more of what is taught in the classroom while learning about life from life itself. Students improve self-esteem while discovering how to create health for themselves and the world around them. Becca Elder studied interdisciplinary studies/environmental studies at Truman State University. Becca is very passionate about local foods systems, community building, and environmental education. After graduating from Truman, Becca stayed in Kirksville, Missouri to coordinate the Green Thumb Project, a garden-based education non-profit, and to work for the Sustainability Office at Truman State University and Take Root Cafe. Becca has recently moved to Boulder, Colorado to learn more about sustainability, organic agriculture and local foods systems. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
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