Garden Organic is a partner in the Coutryside Classroom consortium. The project is designed to ensure that all school children have the opportunity to learn about and experience food, farming and the natural environment.
Garden Organic is a partner in this fantastic programme run by Laverstoke Park Education Centre. This programme is designed to aid cross curricular and cross phase partnerships with hands-on horticulturally based social enterprises.
Garden Organic is one of nine partners from nine European Union countries who make up the 'Life from Soil' project. The project is set up to support local sustainability, rural communities and vulnerable target groups through tailored, open-source and tested education processes. The partnership represent all geographic parts of European Union and various non-formal and formal educators active in agricultural, horticultural and environmental sectors with a wide range of target groups.
As part of the project, a guidebook was produced in order to highlight the multiple benefits the projects and organisations involved in Life from Soil have brought to a range of people. This guidebook is targeted at different organisations, potential funders of activities and project beneficiaries. We wanted to highlight the challenges projects face, activities organisations have undertaken to overcome challenges, and how outcomes have benefited individuals, communities and the wider environment. Download a copy of the guidebook here.
The outcomes from this project also included a series of training sessions produced by different partner organisations. These are available on request from firstname.lastname@example.org
Topics include: Organic natural/practice, Social Therapeutic horticulture, Social Farming, Education for sustainable development, Environmental/outdoor education, Establishing a school garden, Establishing a community garden, Designing & cultivating a school or community garden, Community supported agriculture, Growing in Urban areas, Community development/engagement, Community Enterprise and Finding funding.
Garden Organic has been involved with the Food for Life programme since 2007. It is all about transforming food culture – making healthy, tasty and sustainable meals the norm, reconnecting people with where their food comes from, teaching them how it’s grown and cooked, and championing the importance of well-sourced ingredients. Working with thousands of schools, nurseries, hospitals and care homes, helping them build knowledge and skills through a ‘whole setting approach’. This engages pupils and parents, teachers and doctors, caterers and carers, and the wider community to create a powerful voice for long-term change.
Captial Growth is Capital Growth is London's largest food growing network, with more than 2,000 gardens throughout the city offering in-kind support to people who grow their own food in London. Capital Grown provides access to discounted training, networking events, support with growing to sell and discounts on equipment.