Why grow food in schools?
All across London schools, local authorities, parents, teachers and local communities are starting to see the incredible benefits of growing food in schools - from health, to education, the community, the environment and even the local economy. Read about the wider benefits of food growing to London boroughs and Our Achievements working with London schools so far.
Download our brochure to find out all about Food Growing Schools: London here (pdf)
Teacher guides - the benefits of growing
Read about the benefits of food growing in schools with these handy guides (pdfs):
Stories of success
London schools share the benefits of growing food. Click on the links below to read their stories:
How did FGSL start?
Food Growing Schools: London is a partnership that was developed as a response to the Food Growing in Schools Taskforce Report developed in March 2012. The report demonstrates the impact food growing in schools can have and explains why it is such a powerful catalyst for change. Read the full Food Growing in Schools Taskforce Report.
The launch of Food Growing Schools: London (FGSL) coincided with changes to Government school food policy and the introduction of the School Food Plan, Cooking in the curriculum for all under 14s and new GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition guidelines. Together these changes have helped to improve school food culture, which is having a wider positive impact on our capital’s long-term stability, health and economic future.
How is FGSL progressing?
FGSL continues to work with schools across London with six partner organisations currently involved and continued support from the Mayor of London. An independent evaulation of the first 3 years of the project was conducted by a team at The University of the West of England. An executive summery of the report can be found here.