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Further Resources

This list is not comprehensive; you will find other useful websites, books and publications by searching on the internet or getting in contact with other schools running growing projects or the organisations that support growing projects. Click on the links to view the websites.

Schools Growing

www.teachernet.gov.uk/growingschools - designed to help teachers use a growing area as an outdoor classroom, also has information about funding for growing projects

www.rhs.org.uk - The Schools Section of the RHS site has a membership scheme for schools for help and advice, a free seed scheme and CPD opportunities for teachers, support staff and governors involved in growing projects

www.foodinschools.org This Healthy Schools site has a downloadable 'Food in Schools' Toolkit with a section on running a Growing Club. The 'Links' section has a huge list of useful sites and contacts

www.gardenorganic.org.uk - Garden Organic is committed to getting people growing and there is no better place to start than getting our children involved. There are a range of resources available through their Education Programme.

www.freecycle.org Find your local Freecycle group and register to request free recycled materials

www.littlegrowers.co.uk - Little Growers is a not for profit organisation that facilitates cross curricular learning in horticulture and healthy eating. By providing schools with growing equipment Little Growers promotes outdoor, memorable learning experiences for children of all ages.

General Growing

Both the Royal Horticultural Society www.rhs.org.uk and the BBC www.bbc.co.uk/gardening have advice and problem-solving sections including gardener's calendars. The BBC site has a children's section with games and activities

www.foe.co.uk Information and advice about growing affordable organic food

Healthy Eating Resources

www.5aday.nhs.uk - information and games around healthy eating and reaching your 5 a day fruit and veg target

www.sustainweb.org - information and resources to encourage children to eat more fruit and veg

www.foodvision.gov.uk The Food Standards Agency's site with case studies about healthy eating and food growing projects in schools

www.chewonthis.org.uk - this website has lots of information about healthy eating, the Balance of Good Health and includes useful teaching resources about the food we eat.

Food and the Environment

www.oxfam.org.uk - interactive resources for teachers around global food trade and the environment

www.soilassociation.org - the education section has downloadable resources for schools around issues such as animal welfare and food miles

www.sustainweb.org - a charity that campaigns for better food and farming. See the website for information on their Children's Food campaign.

www.bettertransport.org.uk - facts and figures about food miles

www.eco-schools.org.uk A guide and award scheme for making your school reduce its environmental impact

www.littlerotters.org.uk A site designed specifically for primary schools to provide teachers with practical information and advice to get composting in school

www.teachernet.gov.uk/sustainableschools An area of TeacherNet is designed to support schools on their journey to sustainability

Food growing Networks

www.farmgarden.org.uk - The Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens is a network supporting community growing projects and will have information about growing events in your area

www.wen.org.uk the charity Women's Environmental Network provides information and support to groups of women growing local food

www.sustainweb.org See the website for information on their Children's Food campaign. The charity Sustain also runs the Food Poverty Project; a database of community food projects (including food-growing projects) throughout Britain which helps groups to swap ideas and advice


Gardening with Children
by Kim Wilde
Hardcover - April 4, 2005

Growing Naturally: Teacher's Guide to Organic Gardening
by Maggi Brown, Michael Lye (Illustrator)
Southgate Publishers
Paperback - January 1996

Grow Organic, Eat Organic  
by Lone Morton, Martin Ursell (Illustrator)
b small publishing
Paperback - March 2001

There are also a range of new books available about container growing and growing food in small spaces.

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