Project Learning Garden FAQs

New to Project Learning Garden? Find out more below…

Who started Project Learning Garden™?
The Project Learning Garden programme was first set up by the Captain Planet Foundation in the USA. Captain Planet Foundation is a grant-making foundation that has funded over 2,600 hands-on environmental education projects with schools and non-profits that serve children in all 50 U.S. states and in 25 countries internationally. More than 1.4 million children have directly participated in and benefited from these educational projects.

Since 2011, over 340 learning gardens have been set up in the USA, across 10 States.  Due to its success, Project Learning Garden™ is now being piloted by Garden Organic in the UK.

Who is delivering Project Learning Garden™ in the UK?
Garden Organic has been promoting an organic approach to gardening and growing for 60 years. Through a range of projects, including Project Learning Garden, we work with individuals, community and schools throughout the UK to fulfil our purpose, which is to get more people growing organically.

We currently have 30 schools on board as part of our pilot project, in the London Boroughs of Merton, Bexley and Southwark.

Who is funding Project Learning Garden™ in the UK?
Seeds of Change®, who donate 1% of sales to research and promotion of biodiversity and sustainable organic practices, are generously funding this pilot project, making the partnership between Captain Planet Foundation and Garden Organic possible.

Seeds of Change is funding 30 schools in London so there is no cost to schools to get involved. The approximate value of the kit is £2,500.
 
Who can get involved?
We have now completed our recruitment for schools as part of our pilot. To express your interest in PLG, please email us at projectlearninggarden@gardenorganic.org.uk. We’d love to know if you’d like to be involved should the programme continue. We will keep your details on our database and keep you informed of any developments.

In the meantime, please take a look at Garden Organic’s educational resources or sign up to Food Growing Schools London – for a range of resources and support.

Questions?
Please feel free to get in touch with our Education Team, please email: projectlearninggarden@gardenorganic.org.uk or call 02476 217 747.
Twitter: @PLGardenUK