It is obvious that a subject so boundless as School Gardening cannot be minutely dealt with in a short work like this. The Author hopes, therefore, that the few remarks on the various phases of the subject will be of practical help to others who may encounter the same difficulties as he had had to contend with.
In order to obtain the best educational results, a scheme of rural science, including gardening, poultry-keeping, beekeeping, and carpentry, should be taken. These subjects so interlock and depend one upon another that to take any one of them separately seems a waste of opportunity. The gardener must have some knowledge of rough carpentry. The keeping of fowls uses up many waste products of the garden, and in return supplies valuable manure ; whilst no one will dispute that beekeeping is a remunerative hobby for the poorest cottager to indulge in.
However, to keep to the title, these notes must be confined to the purely horticultural side of the question.
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