Our Services for Schools

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Implementing a school food garden program will revolutionise the way students think about food and the environment. At Cultivating Community we teach children how to grow their own food, reduce food waste and act sustainably. Our School Food Gardens Program will provide your school with a vibrant and productive garden and outdoor classroom where one can tie all learning into the curriculum.

Our program aims to:

  • Provide students with the practical skills and knowledge required to grow food
  • Support staff to connect the outdoor learning to the curriculum in the classroom
  • Strengthen the school community through growing and sharing fresh food

Our passionate and highly skilled Garden Educators:

Are horticulturally trained and engage with students, staff and community volunteers to develop and maintain the outdoor learning space. This flexibly delivered program develops school culture by building relationships and strengthening the community through food gardening.

With over fifteen years’ experience in this area, we have a wealth of experience that can help students  learn  how the food system works, how food is grown, and the value of preparing and sharing healthy food together. It’s not just the students. We’ve found that a school food garden is a great starting point for getting the whole school community engaged in food and sustainability.

Download our SchoolFoodGardensProgramFlyer2017

Download our MakingTheMostOfYourOutdoorClassroomWORKSHOP2017

Download a case study of schools currently  in our program:

BroadmeadowsValleyPrimaryCaseStudyFinal2017 – Broadmeadows

MotherofGodCaseStudyFINAL2017 – Ardeer

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Primary School – Rosebud

StAnthonysPrimarySchoolCaseStudyFinal2017 – Noble Park

St John’s Catholic School – Footscray

StMaryMagdalensPrimaryCaseStudyFinal2017 – Chadstone

WaratahSpecialDevelopmentSchoolCaseStudy2017 – Bellfield

Cultivating Community can assist your school with:

  • Design and management of school food gardens
  • Professional development workshops for your staff
  • Food education strategies for your school
  • Other school-based food projects

We tailor Our Program to suit your school’s unique needs.

Contact Ellen Regos by phone on 0400 507 281 or by email to find out more or to come out and visit your school to discuss Our Program in person.

Support Us

If you would like to support our work with school food gardeners, please visit our Donation Page.

 

Margaret Sulikowski, School Food Gardens Educator, with students at Thornbury Primary

Margaret Sulikowski, School Food Gardens Educator with students.