Growing food in school gardens - DOC by 9nbFubn

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									                            The Edible Garden
                              22nd June 2012
                       Sparsholt College, Winchester
Summary
Preparing and maintaining an organic garden with crops that fulfil both curriculum
objectives and aid skills development. Teachers will share ideas and experiences,
discuss how to mobilise community gardening and consider ways of sharing new
ideas with colleagues.

Objectives
1. To enable teachers, TAs and others to set up a productive garden that enables
active participation of all age groups.
2. To raise awareness of food plants and how to grow them.
3. To encourage teachers to develop community programmes that lead to healthier
lifestyles.

Key Stages targeted: 1 - 3 (However all growing advice is relevant to all key
stages).
Curriculum links National Curriculum links (http://curriculum.qcda.gov.uk/ ).
Science and DT
Maths
English
Art, drama
Other curriculum areas will be discussed

The model gardens at Sparsholt, include the Gardener’s Question Time
Garden, an orchard and the Environmental Education Centre garden. Ideas for
group work and independent learning will be presented.

                                           Venue
                                           Sparsholt College
                                           Westley Lane, Sparsholt
                                           Winchester, SO21 2NF

                                           CPD Provider
                                           Dr Sue Johnson is a visiting researcher at
                                           the Institute of Education and has run
                                           school gardening CPD days since 1996
                                           when she was Senior Education Officer for
                                           the RHS.

								
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