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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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