It’s all getting a bit festive. Lights, Christmas trees, the smell of mince pies! But before we know it frosty mornings will soon turn to sunny, spring days. So, start 2017 with a New Year resolution! A school garden fit for growing healthy food, learning skills and sharing knowledge, whatever the size or space.
Join Food Growing Schools: London and schools all across London for Spring into Growing 2017, from January to March 2017. With our expert guidance, learn the secrets to planning and constructing your school garden, working with recycled materials and nature, and developing a productive growing space, with the help of your local community.
A healthy start to the new year
But why grow? London schools are starting to see the incredible benefits of growing food in schools – benefits to health, education, the community, the environment and even the local economy. It’s a no brainer! Discover what they are here: Why Grow?
Free food growing resources for schools
We’ve gathered together some really useful school activity sheets and growing guides to help your school, under the following themes:
- How to: Plan your school garden – what to do now
- How to: Construct your garden
- How to: Work with nature in your garden
- How to: Get help from your local community
Have a look at our Spring into Growing 2017 resources to get stuck in.
Gardening as a tool for teaching curriculum subjects
Food growing is also a great tool for learning, across a wide range of curriculum subjects – including Design, Engineering and Technology, Maths, Science and so much more. So growing food provides new ideas, to add inspiration to teaching and learning in 2017. Check out our Resources for ideas, tips, growing tools and activity sheets.
School food growing doesn’t have to cost the earth.
School gardens don’t have to be expensive. They can be constructed using reclaimed and recycled materials. With the help of parents, teachers and the local community it’s great fun collecting together all the materials, tools and knowledge you need to get started, together. Here are some ideas for working with your local community.
Planning your school activities for 2017?
Join in with Spring into Growing 2017 – Plan it. Build it. Grow it!