Formerly International Journal of Basic and Applied Agricultural Research

The impact of the school vegetable garden on vegetable consumption among students

AJIT, T.G. ELDHO. P. S. and MERCYKUTTY, M.J.
Pantnagar Journal of Research, Volume - 20, Issue - 2 ( May-August 2022)

Published: 2022-08-31

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Abstract


School vegetable garden (SVG) is the practice of cultivation of vegetables in and around the school premises by the students. A study was conducted among 180 student respondents among six schools by adopting the procedure of two stage random sampling. The study was carried out in Nenmara and Kollengode blocks of Palakkad district in Kerala. All the selected schools had functional SVG and were practicing activities either through agriculture or nature clubs. It was shown that the preference for green vegetables was seen as the most significant felt difference. Potato was the most popular vegetable (97.98 per cent), whereas colocasia was the least popular (41.76 per cent). Students’ intake of amaranthus and solanaceous vegetables increased after participating in the SVG. It was discovered that every one of the students involved in the SVG also had a home garden with a few food crops. Chilli, brinjal, vegetable cowpea, and amaranthus were the most common vegetables in household gardens.


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