How to design your global garden
"You need to know only three things to run a successful school garden: how to cultivate people, how to cultivate plants, and where to go for help."
Linda Guy Success With School Gardens, 1994
The whole school community can be involved in designing a global garden – evaluating the site, choosing hard landscaping materials with a low carbon footprint, devising a water harvesting system, deciding what plants to include...
There is a wealth of resources produced for schools by sustainable growing projects around the world. We have included a selection that have useful information on designing a garden that will maximise the educational value of your garden as well as growing lots of healthy fruit and veg. Garden Organic and the RHS Campaign for School Gardening have excellent information for teachers and students on intensive growing in containers and raised beds, as well as making compost, ponds… Send a Cow have materials which show you how to build keyhole gardens which combine composting with raised beds, and have been successfully used in schools gardens in Uganda and the UK.
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Visit the Growing Schools Garden for inspiration.