Learning about gardens
AGT Education Schools Co-ordinator Emma Schofield is based in Lincolnshire and is always happy to give advice. She has collated ideas from all the County Garden Trusts around the country about the exciting and green fingered magic that’s going on in schools!! See New below. She is also compiling a Directory of good practice. Contact Emma : email@example.com
Recently at a Lincoln Cathedral Schools Event - Emma enjoyed “hands-on” teaching year 6 children to whittle with potato peelers – so as to make place names for an eco pot. This was made of newspaper that they created with a mould and the help of Lincolnshire Gardens Trust members, and carefully planted up with tiny red, white and blue seeds, poppies, daisies and cornflowers, a Royall Diamond Jubilee theme to take home. The children could then plant out the whole pot in the garden. All the children were engaged from the word go – and one boy was heard to say “ I want a potato peeler for Christmas!!”
Look who's here ! David Bellamy is stunned when he visits Boston West Primary School in Lincolnshire to see what Headmaster Mike Schofield has achieved -with his wife's Emma's help!
NEW ! Working with schools -> IDEAS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY
read county gardens trust members suggestions
Grounds for Celebration
Lincolnshire Gardens Trust run a Small Grants Award Scheme to help garden projects especially enhancing school grounds. See www.lincolnshiregardenstrust.org.uk for more information and application form.
Linden Groves, Beyond the Playground,
New approaches to children’s play on historic gardens published by the Garden History Society. To order your free copy, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Garden History Society, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ
Kids in the Garden: Growing Plants for Food and Fun
Packed with over 50 project ideas and recipes, Kids in the Garden encourages children to learn about gardening, healthy eating and caring for the environment in a simple and engaging way.
With easy to follow, step-by-step instructions, colourful photography and fun illustrations, Kids in the Garden will appeal to children of all ages and their parents. Covering a range of gardening topics such as harvesting seasons, encouraging wildlife in your garden, growing plants from seed, and the water cycle, Kids in the Garden is ideal for any inquisitive youngster, whether already green-fingered or a complete gardening novice. > See more (pdf)
Special Offer PRICE £5.97 for all Gardens Trust Members
(a 40% discount for this title normally priced at £9.95)
To order simply email Jessica Atkins at email@example.com, quoting ‘AGT Offer’ and confirm which gardens trust you belong to.
Aim of the AGT
All little children love gardens! The AGT aims to help schools and parents stimulate their children with garden visits and by improving school grounds with support from County Gardens Trust volunteers.
Anyone seeking assistance on garden and landscape education matters should not hesitate to contact: Emma Schofield, the AGT Schools Education Advisor firstname.lastname@example.org,
Mrs Emma Schofield
15 West End, Walcott, Lincolnshire LN4 3ST 01526 861231
The Cornwall Gardens Trust is delighted to be hosting the 2013 SW Education Meeting which will be held at the NT property, Trerice, on Tuesday 16th April. John Lanyon,Garden Managerfor Trerice, Trelissick, Glendurgan and Bosloe, will be on hand to help with the organisation of the day and to conduct a guided tour of the property and garden.
> Grant Applications (pdf, 98kb)
> Helping Schools in Making a Garden (pdf, 113kb)
> Developing Enterprising Skills (pdf, 269kb)
> Starting A School Garden Club (pdf, 207kb)
> "Mrs Wheelbarrow" Workshops for children in Hertfordshire
> Details of a web site where school children may explore their environment and carry out experiments
> Details of a web site "Flowers, Plants and Gardening for kids"
Open school garden
Cheddington Combined School Bucks the first school in England to open its garden under the National Gardens Scheme > See more