Global garden design


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RISC roof garden website RISC roof garden website

The RISC roof garden is a good example of a forest garden designed to maximise its educational potential.

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Get Your Hands Dirty Get Your Hands Dirty

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.

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Growing Schools Garden website Growing Schools Garden website

The Growing Schools Garden website provides ideas for designing a rich environment for learning outside the classroom, including growing food.

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Garden Organic website Garden Organic website

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.

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Success With School Gardens Success With School Gardens

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

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Did you know?

My wild ancestors originated in Afghanistan over 3000 years ago

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I originated in the South American Andes mountains

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I originated in Southern Europe and Western Asia around 2000 BC ago

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I am part of the rose family and native to Central Asia.

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I am the world’s most important salad plant.

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I come from the Andes Mountains and was first cultivated about 7,000 years ago.

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I originated in South and Central Asia dating back to 3500 BC.

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Scientists are unsure whether I originated in Central Asia, Ethiopia or the Mediterranean.

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I originated in Central and South America

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My wild ancestors are fond throughout Asia and Europe.

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I am a delicious fruit, native to Eastern Asia, with wide culinary and medicinal uses.

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I originated in Persia (modern day Iran) and spread to China around 600AD.

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My small wild ancestors are found in temperate areas all over the Old World.

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I am native to the Central Americas and was first domesticated in Mexico, by at least 2600 BC.

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I am native to the Americas and was cultivated by the Aztecs as early as 700 AD.

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