Make your own veggie garden in a box. Monday, November 4th, 2019, from 05:00 pm to 06:30 pm.
The GARDENStoGROW event to discover the potential of a school garden.
Admission is free, booking is required.
School gardens are spreading all over Europe as natural places where children can have direct contact with nature, discover the origin of their food and where children can develop awareness, responsibility and respect for the environment.
GARDENStoGROW Urban Horticulture for Innovative and Inclusive Early Childhood Education is a project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, which focuses on setting up educational vegetable gardens and training courses for early childhood teachers and school managers to plant and manage themselves a permanent vegetable garden in their schools.
GARDEN BOX is the GARDENStoGROW educational workshop to discover the potential of a school garden.
What are the key aspects and technical guidelines needed to plant and care for an early childhood vegetable garden?
How to turn horticulture into an inclusive and effective educational activity?
Together with Nicola Michelon, research fellow at the Department of Agricultural and food Science and Technology – ALMA MATER STUDIORUM University of Bologna and the Explora Education and Exhibits team, we will explain what is needed to plan and plant a school garden: from choosing the type of garden, to creating a small garden in a box, to workshops that will include gardening hands-on activities.
The GARDENStoGROW activities that are carried out at school can be further investigated by attending the Nature and its shapes workshop, a presentation of some of the GARDENStoGROW workshops that takes place during the training course for early childhood teachers that will enable them to set up workshops and playful science activities through tinkering and STEM experiences.
ADMISSION IS FREE, BOOKING IS REQUIRED.
Please be advised that photographs and/or videos will be taken at the event; if you do not wish to be photographed and/or filmed please inform an event organiser.