LEARNING ACTIVITY
Creating a food garden: vision
Category: Food Production
Climate Region: Arid | Temperate | Tropical
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Age Range: 7-13

STORY

Beth enjoys watching her parents grow their own fruit and vegetables to feed their family. She enjoys the taste of the fresh fruit and vegetables from their garden. Her teacher had mentioned that there were new Junior Landcare grants available soon to help establish gardens in schools. She had said it would be great to work on what vision the school would like to create a food garden. Next week, they would spend time in class researching and talking about the possibilities for creating a food garden at school. Beth was so excited and had lots of ideas to share that would help prepare their application and hopefully receive a Junior Landcare grant to start a garden at school.

ACTIVITY OVERVIEW

Planning for your food garden helps to build ownership that will help achieve the best results. Planning will also assist you in being successful in applying for relevant Junior Landcare Grants to support the development of your food garden. Use this learning activity to explore exciting ideas, create goals and understand more about successful food garden projects.

This learning activity is part of a sequence of 5 individual learning activities focused on creating a food garden. The order of these learning activities are: vision, site assessment, installing a no dig garden bed, planting and harvesting.

Outcomes

For children to:
• appreciate what they would like to achieve from creating a food garden
• understand the steps involved in creating a successful food garden
• value the responsibilities of creating and caring for a food garden.

SEASONAL NOTES

Creating the vision for the food garden can be done in any season. As you plan for the year ahead, you will need to consider seasonal and climate variations and their effects on plant growth.

Did you know?

Food miles are a measure of how far food has travelled from the farm to the consumer.

Did you know?

Growing your own food will help reduce food miles.

Did you know?

Peas are not only good to eat but they help the soil as well. Peas are a legume that help to add nitrogen to the soil through nitrogen fixing.

Did you know?

Food miles are a measure of how far food has travelled from the farm to the consumer.

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