What does the network offer schools?

There are many organisations supporting the growing of fruit and vegetable in schools, including Garden Organic and the RHS Campaign for School Gardening which are both partners in the Network. They not only provide information and training in basic horticultural skills which can be passed on to children, but also links which demonstrate how the garden can be used in curriculum planning. However, there is area that is neglected – the global dimension. The Network will provide resources and services to fill this gap. Drawing on the long and varied experience of its partners, it is:

  • developing a website to raise awareness and disseminate recommended teaching resources
  • publishing new teaching materials to fill gaps, including: design and technology projects, model garden plans, case studies of sustainable growing from around the world and selected plant lists with labels and background information
  • devising continuous professional development (CPD) courses for teachers
  • introducing the global garden model into Initial Teacher Education
  • creating hub gardens to demonstrate good practice
  • publishing a good practice guide for international school garden partnerships.

Download a leaflet about the Network Global Gardens Leaflet (300.51 kB)

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