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 receives little attention – 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
creating an online learning community to share experience
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 linking.
Download a leaflet about the Network GG leaflet (300.51kb)
Join the Network
If you would like to become part of the learning community, attend a CPD course or be considered as a hub garden, contact Dave Richards, the project coordinator e: firstname.lastname@example.org t: 0118 958 6692
Complete our survey
We want to find out more about how the Network can support your school garden explore the global dimension and other curriculum areas. Please complete our survey if you have a few minutes to spare. Thank you.