This is the coolest gardening site - on the Gardeners Supply Company website you can design your own garden beds by clicking and dragging the plants you want, where you want them. Then you can print your planting map w/ very detailed planting directions.
We as humans are very cynical people. We look at people doing something for the good of the planet, or of other people, and we question their motives. When it is someone in everyday life, we wonder what is in it for them.
School gives PE credit for gardening! According to the New York Times, students at Princeton Public High School can, for physical-education credit, opt out of traditional gym class and connect with nature.