Green Seeds - Community Garden Project
|Who is it for?
Community gardening has been shown to have a wide range of social, economic and environmental benefits. This workshop is suited to students of all abilities. Over a four year period, Green Seeds Community Garden Projects have provided placements for students with a variety of needs and requirements
|A typical session:
The content of the community garden session will vary depending on the time of year. Sessions always begin with a social catch up to allow the daily planned tasks to be discussed. Tasks may include: sowing seeds in a poly tunnel, preparing raised beds for transplanting young plants, watering plants, learning when and how to harvest a crop and mowing the lawn. Advice concerning the use and preparation of vegetables in meals are incorporated into the session content, helping students to contribute to their healthy lifestyle.
|What will I learn?
Among the skills acquired during a block within the green seeds project, students may be given the opportunity to learn about propagating fruits and vegetables, constructing a raised bed, to care and tend developing plants, safely use tools such as lawn mowers, hoes, spades and other common garden implements.