The Playground Potting Shed: Gardening with Children Made Simple
Over the course of a year, the author helped his local school set up a beautiful and productive garden that not only supplied the kitchen with delicious vegetables but also gave the children beautiful flowers to take home. This book tells the story of that year, together with a s... read full description below.
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School gardens have surged in popularity over the last couple of years and 2010 will see an even greater momentum in school gardening activity. There are many ways in which the national curriculum can be delivered through school gardening, from science-based projects (studying the life cycle of a plant) to physical exercise (and learning about healthy eating), from English (writing exercises) to citizenship (sustainable community projects). But this book isn't just for teachers. It is also squarely aimed at the parent who wants to get more involved in their children's school. Over the course of a year, Dominic Murphy helped his local school set up a beautiful and productive garden that not only supplied the kitchen with delicious vegetables but also gave the children beautiful flowers to take home. This is the story of that year, together with a step-by-step guide to what to grow (and what to avoid). Uniquely timed to coincide with term times (so that nothing is left languishing in the school holidays), this warmly written how to should be on every parent's shelves.
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||A great guide for little growers. I wish this invaluable term-time action plan had been around when I was at school -- Toby Buckland Gardeners' World
Dominic Murphy is former Gardening Editor of the Guardian and is now a freelance journalist. He lives in Dorset with his family, where he keeps chickens and tends his own well-stocked garden.