Edible Gardens

Edible Gardens is one of our newest education initiatives which lets young people take the lead in their local area.

In schools across Devon, we are helping students to create positive change by giving them the tools to plan, plant and protect their very own edible gardens in partnership with their local community. 

Children love seeing the fruits (and nuts) of their labour. Our programme helps them work towards this by developing a range of important skills whilst fostering a key ethos of care, creativity and community spirit.

Here are just some of the things our programme has to offer:

  • Tasting and testing different types of nuts and berries 
  • Reading and making maps of the local area
  • Surveying possible planting sites
  • Writing and speaking to local residents and landowners 
  • Learning practical planting and growing techniques
  • Monitoring and tracking the growth of their gardens 
  • Picking, eating and selling their very own produce

Edible Gardens provides a fun and inspiring learning framework which builds on core cognitive, social & emotional and linguistic skills, whilst integrating the 5 ways to wellbeing.

  • Active planning and planting sessions
  • Connecting to nature and to each other
  • Giving back to the community
  • Taking Notice of the world around them
  • Keep Learning a whole range of creative and practical skills

Edible Gardens are for everyone. That’s why we’ve tried to ensure that our programme is as inclusive as possible. It can be tailored to the needs of all learners and adapted to all age ranges, from nursery children to GCSE Geographers. We also welcome community and home education groups to take part in the project.

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