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The Essential School Garden

UFR Code: 768A

As a companion book to The Outdoor Classroom, this resource focuses on planting an organic garden for growing food. It will help students to establish and maintain a successful garden at school from choosing the best site to how to prepare the harvest for eating. The author’s step-by-step approach covers every aspect including:

·       Establishing the garden
·       Managing planting schedules through the school year
·       Harvest techniques and food preparation
·       Health and safety in the garden
·       Enhancing soil fertility
·       Natural methods of pest control
·       The cycle of growth
·       New plants
·       Maturing and seed bearing
·       Saving seeds and replanting

Through this versatile resource learners are enabled to master the principles of environmental sustainability through an enjoyable and rewarding practical involvement. Also supports food technology. 


This resource is part of our Greenfingers at School series. See also:


·       The Easy No-dig Garden 

·       The Outdoor Classroom 

The Essential School Garden - Greenfingers at school series - Book A

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UFR Code 768A
Number of Pages 60
Author Pauline McKelvey
ISBN 978-1-927172-80-3
Year Published 2014
Age Age 7–10, Age 10–12
Keyword N/A

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