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‪TEDxBoston - Lisa Gross - Civic Fruit‬‏ KinderGARDEN. An introduction to the many ways children can interact with plants and the outdoors.Research at Texas A&M University Gardens can be therapeutic for people. At Texas A&M University, in College Station, TX, there is research in progress in the Department of Horticultural Sciences studying these human issues in horticulture. Most of this research is being conducted under the guidance of Dr. Jayne Zajicek and Dr. Joseph Novak.

Some of the topics of this research include gardening with children, gardening with special populations and focused educational studies on teacher training, environmental attitudes and nutritional behavior. Wreath Activity Provides a Sense of Place. James Doyiakos, environmental science teacher at Roald Amundsen High School in northwest Chicago, figured out how to turn an invasive plant problem into a creative lesson to connect his 150 freshman students with nature—by making wreaths. Vigorous grapevine grows up among the lilac bushes edging a school parking lot, threatening to choke out the lilac plants.

Instead of pulling the grape plants, every year around the second week of November, Doyiakos takes his students out to trim down the grapevine and gather whatever colorful items—rosehips, aster blooms, leaves, even bits of trash—catch their eye. Then the students form the cut grapevine into wreaths of all sizes and decorate them with what they gathered in the garden. The activity, says Doyiakos, is his way to help his kids, most from immigrant families, anchor themselves to a natural place and capture it at a specific time. “The kids lack a sense of place [here],” says Doyiakos. This article was written by Lisa Duchene. Welcome.

FoodPlay Productions - Turning Kids on to Healthy Habits! Homepage. Children and Youth — ASI. School Garden Project-Home. Non-Profits & Organizations. Gardening and sustainability. Eco Gardening. Education. World Kitchen Garden Day. World Kitchen Garden Day is an annual, decentralized celebration of food produced on a human-scale. It is recognized each year on the 4th Sunday of August. It is an opportunity for people around the world to gather in their gardens with friends, family, and members of their local community to celebrate the multiple pleasures and benefits of home-grown, hand-made foods.

Here is the logo.... when you organise a get together you can download it and use it to attract attention.

Kitchen Garden Art

Shareable: How to Start a Farmers' Market. When three continents witnessed food riots in 2007 and 2008, we saw the international food system is not as stable as it looks.

Shareable: How to Start a Farmers' Market

There’s unprecedented competition for food due to population growth and changing diets. Experts predict that by 2050, if things don't change, we will see mass starvation across the world. In this documentary, George Alagiah travelled the world to unravel the complicated web of links that binds the world's food together, bringing it from farm to table. It reveals a growing global food crisis that could affect the planet in the years ahead.

Youth Initiative High School                                                         &nbs - Home. Ethical Food in Schools. GardenABCs: The School Garden Share Site.

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Cultivating Community. Childrens Garden Network. Center for Civic Partnerships. The Dinner Garden, providing seeds for food for families and communities. School Gardens. Center for a Livable Future. Land-based learning that promotes a sustainable future. ResourceSmart Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative Victoria (AuSSI Vic) ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic is a Victorian Government initiative that helps schools benefit from embedding sustainability in everything they do.

ResourceSmart Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative Victoria (AuSSI Vic)

Through ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic schools can take action to minimise waste, save energy and water, promote biodiversity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic helps schools reduce costs while giving students the opportunity to learn about sustainability in a tangible and realistic environment. In 2011, the Victorian Government committed $8.3 million over four years to build on the existing ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic framework.

Sustainability Victoria and the Department of Education and Early Childhood (DEECD) are working in partnership on this initiative. The Food Project. Grow Your Program: Benefits of Garden-Based Learning. Home | Benefits | Research That Supports Our Work | Planning & Organizing | Press Packet | Evaluation.

Grow Your Program: Benefits of Garden-Based Learning

Kitchen gardens. Kitchen Garden Programs Kitchen and food gardens are an increasingly popular way for schools to promote environmental and sustainability learning and to connect students with healthy food and lifestyles.

Kitchen gardens

Individual schools are linking student learning outcomes with the various activities and seasonal cycles involved in managing a food garden and the preparation of fresh produce. A new Kitchen Gardens website! This new website ( provides teachers and schools with all the information and learning resources to support Kitchen Garden programs. Chef Ann Cooper : The Renegade Lunch Lady - Changing the Way We Feed Our Children. Cultivating Community Edible Classrooms Program — Cultivating Community works to connect people with the earth, food and each other.

Cultivating Community Edible Classrooms Program —

Our Edible Classrooms Program gives children food growing skills and uses the garden as a source of learning to increase resilience. We are seeking financial support to help us to implement our business plan to expand our activities in schools and also to be better able to support disadvantaged schools to participate in our Program. How will the funds be used? Saving seeds - Biodiversity - Edible gardening.

What role for schools in preparing for peak oil? Summary: Students of all ages are heading back to school this month.

What role for schools in preparing for peak oil?

Post Carbon Cities Program Manager Daniel Lerch looks at what energy and climate uncertainty means for schools -- and what schools can do for the communities they serve. Our Post Carbon Cities program encourages cities to think about the vulnerabilities they face in peak oil and climate change. After all, local governments are not just responsible for safeguarding the well-being of thousands of people. They're also employers, debtors, and the owners of millions of dollars worth of buildings, vehicles, equipment and other infrastructure. SSE - School for Social Entrepreneurs - People - Ben Neil. The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OAEC)

The Farm Behind The Food. Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. Obama Foodorama. Home Page.