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Provide four themed gardens and practical tips for gardening at school.
- Kids Grow – Themed Garden – Munch and Crunch Garden
- KidsGrow – Themed Gardens – Waterwise Sensory Maze
- Kidsgrow – Themed Gardens – Australian Habitat Haven
- KidsGrow – Themed Gardens – Seasonal Colour Garden
How to start a school garden websites
Learn how to relate gardening/sustainability to curriculum.
Watch this two-hour, engaging conference focusing on planning for the new school year in the school garden. School garden programs fulfil many STEM/STEAM outcomes and encourage students to develop agency, leadership and a voice around current issues of sustainability and climate change. Whether your school has an established garden program or you’re wondering how you can start the smallest of gardens at school, Sowing the Seed will have something for everyone.
Presenters: (click here to find out more)
- James McLennan | VSGP Host | Grassroots Sustainability business owner
- Reducing school resources & bills through gardens – energy, water, waste – Nicole Butler & Dominique Dybala – Environment Education Victoria – Learning about Sustainability Mapping document
- Garden to curriculum – Will Johnston | The Geelong College – Garden to Curriculum – Year 4 ‘Enviro’ Program presentation
- Incursions opportunities – Formidable Vegetable | Grow Do It
- Engaging students with nature through school gardens – Richard Bellemo | RB Landscapes
- Call to Action – Costa Georgiadis
- Closing – James McLennan
The benefits of nature and sustainable design in school grounds is proven to help students learn. Loci is sharing systems, templates and programs to make sustainable design much easier to implement.
An easy guide for setting up an urban garden.
A guide to building raised gardening beds
Engage young learners’ senses as they grow food from a seed. They can learn about caring for a living thing, experience the joy of watching something grow and harvesting healthy edible food. The activity provides opportunities for development of science, sustainability and maths concepts.
Sensory gardens provide intimate spaces where young children can be immersed in the scents, textures and colours of plants and related elements.
Gardens of all shapes and sizes can be wonderful places for wildlife. Find out about basic ingredients needed for a wildlife friendly garden.
Habitat is a combination of food, water, shelter, and space arranged to meet the needs of wildlife. Even a small yard can be landscaped to attract birds, butterflies, beneficial insects, and small animals. Trees, shrubs, and other plants provide shelter and food for wildlife.
Building a wildlife pond in your garden is one of the very best things you can do for the many creatures who visit your space. Having such a feature will increase biodiversity – increasing the range of plants and animals your garden can support.
How to build a frog bog or pond.
How to make a simple worm farm.
If you don’t have room for a compost bin, you can improve your garden soil using three kitchen scraps you’d normally throw away.
Soil is much more than just dirt. In this activity, our learners will be conducting an investigation to see which animals and other organisms are recycling nutrients in the garden. Learning activity by Junior Landcare.
This video presents five tried-and-tested methods for getting more from the growing area you have.
Not all schools have a lot of space, learn how to build and grow your own green walls and other vertical gardens to increase your school’s green space.
Guide for selecting the best Australia suited flowers and plants to benefit the bees, pollinators and your garden.
By planting a bee garden, you too can do your part to help the bees and in return, they pollinate your flowers, providing a bountiful harvest of fruits, seeds and vegetables.
This guide can kickstart your journey as a beekeeper, with useful information and tips including some frequently asked questions, to help any beginner welcome bees into their garden.
There are also certain kinds of flowers and plants that can be used to get the attention of birds and other wildlife, including butterflies and insects that are beneficial to the garden.
Browse Tucker Bush fruits, plants, herbs and spices, all tasty, attractive and easy to grow.
This booklet contains much information about resources for growing and exploring indigenous plants and has easily printable labels which people can put in garden as a way to continue their learning journey.
Growing indigenous and endemic plants in your yard helps extend remnant patches of native fauna, attracts native wildlife to your garden and conserves biodiversity. So get your hands dirty and enjoy the rewards.
Chickens not only provide us with eggs, but they are also champion composters, perfect pest control, living fertiliser factories, and pretty great pets.
Green roofs, walls and facades are becoming more common in cities across the globe. Growing numbers of Australians are realising the potential of these living systems to improve the quality of their built environment to provide social, aesthetic, environmental and economic benefits.
Simple steps to starting and maintaining your own organic garden.
This guide will help you identify your trees by climate and classification.