schoolchild holding a pod of peas.


Growing food can provide fun learning opportunities for children, and food for your school. Advice and resources to help you create a productive growing space at your school!
From growing pots of herbs and food for the school canteen to opening a farmers' market in your playground, gardening offers exciting new ways for children of all ages to learn and grow.

Why grow at school

Regular access to the practical experience of food growing throughout education can help children develop an understanding of where their food comes from and the importance of the natural environment. It excites them about learning, and promotes their health and well-being.

The most effective food growing schools achieve significant learning, skills, health and well-being outcomes for children and young people. Food growing in schools has a positive impact on the schools, communities, organisations and businesses involved.

Read project reports and case studies of food growing schools, including benefits to Headteachers and Class teachers.

Work with us

Garden Organic has been bringing the benefits of gardening to schools, big and small, for over 20 years. Our education programmes help teachers and school professionals to develop gardening projects that teach children where their food comes from, develops their scientific and environmental awareness and encourages them to eat more fruit and vegetables.

Find out more about our schools projects and how you could work with us.

Resources for schools

Garden Organic's online resources for schools are packed with expert and engaging gardening information specially created for schools.

It includes teaching materials, growing cards, handy guides to gardening, educational games and activities.

These have been developed as part of the Soil Association Food for Life Programme and include the food growing manual, packed with practical advice to help you get to bronze and beyond.

Follow the links below to access.