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School gardens

Why not grow vegetables, herbs and fruit in school, using organic principles? It is an excellent way to learn how plants grow and where food comes from. You can eat the results, too.

Materials for schools

You can download our new schools leaflet here: Get growing in schools and colleges
Welsh version: Dechrau tyfu mewn ysgolion a cholegau

All the information you need to start an organic garden is available here: Garden Organic for Schools.

We have worked with Garden Organic to help schools engage with their local communities, and they have produced a bilingual leaflet for people interested in volunteering on their local school garden:

Volunteering brochure: School gardens and growing space

Taflen Wirfoddoli: Gerddi Ysgol a Gofod Tyfu

Research and case studies

Download our report: Growing food in schools and colleges (July 2015)

and see

Case study: community engagement with the school garden at Ysgol Broughton, Flintshire
Case study: community engagement with the school garden at Ysgol Gwynedd, Flintshire

Useful links

picking peas
Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens.
National Botanic Garden of Wales
Royal Horticultural Society
In partnership with
ADAS logo Aberystwyth University logo Organic Research Centre Elm Farm logo
Organic Centre Wales, IBERS, Gogerddan Campus
Aberystwyth University, Ceredigion, SY23 3EB
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Funding bodies
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