CREATING AN EDIBLE SCHOOL GARDEN - GROWING FRUIT AND VEGETABLES IN SCHOOL
21st June 2013
Walton Lea Project, Warrington
Learn how to set up and maintain a sustainable food-growing garden, with fruit and vegetables which best suit school term times. Develop practical gardening skills and discuss and share ideas that link the garden with the curriculum.
Encourage children’s active participation in growing, awareness of healthy eating (including the ‘five a day’ campaign) and knowledge of where their food comes from.
The day will include some of the following topics: A list of the top vegetables and fruit to grow in schools, preparing for growing vegetables and fruit, a monthly calendar, crop rotation, growing vegetables in containers, fruit tree planting and controlling pests.