Food Growing in Schools Task Force
Monday 5 March 2012
The Food Growing in Schools Taskforce, led by Garden Organic, was established as a response to increasing concerns about the health and well-being of our children and young people, and a confidence that food growing in schools is a successful way of dealing with these concerns, delivering many benefits. The twenty-fve members of the Taskforce are a diverse group, representing equally diverse interests, but all with a strong belief that food growing in schools is an important activity. We wanted to demonstrate the impact food growing in schools can have, explain why it is so powerful as a catalyst for change, and understand what must be done to ensure that every child and young person, school and community, experiences the potential benefits of participation.
Drawing on Taskforce expertise, evidence from thousands of schools and other interested organisations, and commissioned independent research, we wanted to clearly describe the many benefits, identify challenges, and showcase best practice. After considerable deliberation, we have made a set of simple recommendations that will support schools to enable and embed food growing in every school, in practical and affordable ways.
Presentations from the Food Growing in Schools Stakeholder Event
Wednesday 25 September 2012
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2 Recommendations & Sarah Cathcart RHS
3 Justin Dillon King's College London
4 Bill Graham Growing Schools Online Hub
5 Guy Mason Introduction and Video
6 Tim Baker Charlton Manor
7 Clare Scheckter Laverstoke Park
8 Workshop All
9 Prof. Bill Scott, Summary