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CREATING AN EDIBLE SCHOOL GARDEN - GROWING FRUIT AND VEGETABLES IN SCHOOL
13th May 2013
Garnetbank Primary School, Central Glasgow
Learn how to set up and maintain a sustainable food-growing garden, with fruit and vegetables which best suit school term times and crops suitable for the Scottish climate. Develop practical gardening skills and discuss and share ideas that link the garden with the curriculum.
Encourage children’s active participation, awareness of healthy eating (including the government’s slogan to eat ‘five a day’) and where their food comes from and to lead a healthier lifestyle.
The day will include some of the following topics, 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.