Community Development & Education
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 October 2010 06:19 Written by Grow Local Thursday, 29 April 2010 01:01
Whilst the Grow Local site is dedicated to the production and promotion of local food consumption, Queensland Conservation Council recognises there are many wonderful community initiatives and programs that have been developed or are in the process of being developed which support and enhance a sustainable way of life.
Education and training programs
Please see our calendar for a complete list of gardening and food work shops. Below are current iniatitives that are aligned with Grow Local and are useful resources for schools and parents alike.
BFA Organic School Gardens program
A new free resource has been developed for primary schools. This iniatitive is the only school garden program written in line with Australian organic standards. It features practical and easy-to-use online resources and lesson plans suitable for Australian schools. The program is designed to be adaptable to all schools, including children with special needs and schools with very limited resources. Gardening expertise is not necessary to conduct this program. Please see here for further information.
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program
Children around the country are getting their hands dirty and learning how to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal food. Kitchen Garden Schools flourish in all types of communities, climates and settings. Each school brings the wide-ranging benefits of pleasurable food education to its students and surrounding families. Each builds invaluable knowledge and understanding of food and of the integral role it plays in our health and social wellbeing. Each plants the seeds for a lifetime of healthy eating habits and enjoyment of food.
Find out more and start your school's journey with the Kitchen Garden Program.
Green Lane DiaryThe Green Lane Diary is a curriculum linked education programdesigned by environmental educators to help 10-12 year old childrenbecome aware of the stresses our planet confronts and howsustainable living can make a difference.
By working through topics from water, waste, energy and biodiversity, young people turn 10 weeks of discovery into a GreenScrapbook which can go into the draw to win terrific prizes! Read more