School of Visual and Performing Arts
Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design (MFA)
Design, Gardening, Early Childhood, Development, Childhood, Illustration
Art and Design | Arts and Humanities | Graphic Design
Hoyt, Sarah, "Growing a Healthy Childhood: The Value of Cultivating Young Minds Through Gardening Using Design" (2018). Masters Theses. 544.
This research analyzes the effects of introducing gardening as an educational and developmental tool in early childhood. Research includes an in-depth exploration of the benefits of gardening regarding physical, mental, and social health. Furthermore, the research studies why parents do not already implement gardening. The thesis delves into the power that artwork can have as a call to action. The thesis concludes with a visual solution that is intended to draw out a desire for parents of young children to introduce gardening in their home.