Global garden design
The RISC roof garden is a good example of a forest garden designed to maximise its educational potential.
Get Your Hands Dirty is another resource produced by Growing Schools. A free cross-curricular resource pack and its downloadable web-based materials gives you ideas, practical advice, educational reasons, and case studies to help you grow plants or keep animals in your school grounds.
The Growing Schools Garden website provides ideas for designing a rich environment for learning outside the classroom, including growing food.
A very good section on starting a garden from scratch on the teaching zone of their website – from whether to dig or making a plan.
Thorough and practical guide which starts with cultivating support, through preparing beds to managing disease. Although written with the Arizona desert in mind, the key points apply to any school garden project, particularly when climate change brings more dry summers.
Linda A Guy, Cathy Cromell and Lucy K Bradley, Arizona Master Gardener Press, 1994