Food Manual Content Index

Contents Index

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Contents

Bronze Award

  • Sections B1 & B2
    • B1.1 Criteria for Bronze Award
    • B2.1 Getting people involved
    • B2.2 Planning early involvement
    • B2.3 Starting a Garden Group
    • B2.4 Gardening in school
  • Section B3
    • B3.1 Gardening safely
    • B3.2 Using garden tools
    • B3.3 Health and Safety Guidelines
    • B3.4 Manual Handling and back care
  • Section B4
    • B4.1 Getting started with plants
    • B4.2 What is organic gardening
    • B4.3 Where to grow plants
    • B4.4 Building soil fertility
    • B4.5 Growing in raised beds
    • B4.6 Growing in containers
    • B4.7 Growing on a windowsill
    • B4.8 Removing weeds and grass
    • B4.9 Sheds and tool storage
    • B4.10 Making paths and surfaces
    • B4.11 Holiday care of the garden
  • Section B5
    • B5.1 Practical gardening techniques
    • B5.2 Sowing seed
    • B5.3 Thinning seedlings
    • B5.4 Potting on seedlings
    • B5.5 Transplanting young plants
    • B5.6 Watering plants
    • B5.7 Making compost
    • B5.8 Digging
    • B5.9 Weeding made easy
    • B5.10 Controlling pests and diseases
    • B5.11 Attracting wildlife
    • B5.12 Harvesting and storing
  • Sections B6 & B7
    • B6.1 Training
    • B6.2 Planning a workshop
    • B6.3 Making a telephone call
    • B6.4 Delivering a presentation
    • B6.5 Writing a business letter
    • B7.1 Reference material
    • B7.2 Glossary
    • B7.3 Book list
    • B7.4 Useful websites
    • B7.5 Frequently asked questions
    • B7.6 Tool suppliers list
    • B7.7 Funding
    • Backcover

Silver & Gold Awards

  • Sections S1 & S2
    • S1.1 Criteria for Silver Award
    • S2.1 Getting people involved
    • S2.2 Increasing participation
    • S2.3 Working with other schools
    • S2.4 Recognising pupil involvement
  • Section S3
    • S3.1 Growing plants
    • S3.2 Planning crop rotation
    • S3.3 Harvesting each term
    • S3.4 Planting fruit
    • S3.5 Growing herbs
  • Section S4
    • S4.1 Practical gardening techniques
    • S4.2 Using compost
    • S4.3 Using mulches
    • S4.4 Using leafmould
    • S4.5 Using additional feeds
    • S4.6 Managing plant problems
    • S4.7 Creating habitats for wildlife
    • S4.8 Choosing attractant plants
    • S4.9 Using greenhouses+polytunnels
    • S4.10 Using watering systems
    • S4.11 Using recycled materials
  • Sections G1 & G2
    • G1.1 Criteria for Gold Award
    • G2.1 Getting people involved
    • G2.2 Maximising participation
    • G2.3 Displaying and selling
  • Section G3
    • G3.1 Growing plants
    • G3.2 Growing adventurous crops
    • G3.3 Growing for specific nutrition
    • G3.4 Comparing varieties
  • Section G4
    • G4.1 Practical gardening techniques
    • G4.2 Composting in different ways
    • G4.3 Gardening without digging
    • G4.4 Using green manures
    • G4.5 Saving your own seed
    • G4.6 Germinating difficult seeds
    • G4.7 Increasing plant stocks
    • G4.8 Making full use of space
    • G4.9 Using protected cropping
    • G4.10 Pruning and training fruit
    • G4.11 Introducing biological control
    • G4.12 Using wild flowers
    • G4.13 Planning a wildlife pond
    • G4.14 Managing power
  • Sections SG1 to SG3
    • SG1.1 Gardening safely
    • SG1.2 Health and Safety Guidelines
    • SG1.3 Manual Handling and back care
    • SG2.1 Training
    • SG2.2 Community training
    • SG2.3 Working in teams
    • SG2.4 Writing a press release
    • SG2.5 Planning advertising
    • SG2.6 Raising funds
    • SG2.7 Land-based courses+training
    • SG2.8 Land-based careers
    • SG3.1 Reference material
    • SG3.2 Glossary
    • SG3.3 Book list
    • SG3.4 Useful websites
    • SG3.5 Frequently asked questions
    • Backcover