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Seaforth Public School

The Seaforth PS garden was established 9 years ago as a Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program which introduces pleasurable food education to children in order to form positive food habits for life.  Through the key actions of growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing, Seaforth PS students participate in dynamic and practical ​experiences whilst learning Science and PDHPE outcomes.  Always evolving, Seaforth PS needed to revamp the garden and its profile to explore more interactive ways to engage the community and add more science-based activities into the garden lessons.  Using the model from NSW Sustainable education - an outdoors based teaching program, appropriate garden-based activities were sourced from other successful outdoor environmental programs such as Taronga Zoo EC, Gibberagong EC, Junior Landcare, Coastal Environment Centre (Northern Beaches Council) etc. The garden lessons and space have been a place to celebrate all sustainable events such as World Bee Day, Clean Up Australia Day, Reconciliation Week, Bird week, Compost Week and Ocean Care Day.

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School Feeding Program

School garden programs in Brazil integrate food biodiversity into both the school garden and school curriculum, and get kids excited through gastronomy activities.

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Motunui School

Children assist with planting native planting native Maori plants as a means to promote biodiversity and connect to their local culture.

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Marshall Island Gardens

School Learning Gardens in the Marshall Islands are fully supported institutionally. They both integrates curriculum, and promote better nutrition.

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Mundika School, Kenya

At this school, kids acquire horticultural skills and grow nutrient rich African leafy vegetables, in turn helping ensure that rural kids do not go hungry.

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San Roque Elementary

School crop museums plant indigenous vegetables, improves sustainability and biodiversity, whilst also strengthening school feeding programs.

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Grow To Learn, Lebanon

In Halba, this NGO works with displaced Syrian refugees in organic permaculture gardens whilst learning and supporting marginalised youth.

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Proston State School

We are an inland school with a small enrolment mainly from surrounding cattle farms. We've recently levelled our old garden to install a new wooden fence and all new beds. We are launching into summer in a generally dry but subtropical climate with a lot of heat loving plants like cassava, abika, giant yam, leaf amaranth, sweet potato, zucchini, Ceylon spinach, sambung, eggplant, kang kong, taro and snake bean. Wind is a key factor to control as much of the surrounding landscape is heavily cleared so we're covering the soil with plenty of mulch and holding the moisture with hugelkultur methods.

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Tagai State College

This school in the Torres Straight teaches traditional knowledge to its indigenous youth, whilst focusing on nutrition and emotional wellbeing

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