To show them that even in the urban environment the integration of plants and food production is possible. Inspiring in them a love for plants, nutrition and the environment.
Through these interactions with children we intend to introduce ideas of healthy eating, food provenance, local environmental issues, global environmental issues, plant health, plant physiology, soil health, team work and cooperation.Working with plants and gardens reduces stress, anxiety and is good for your soul.It also is a great form of exercise for the children.
“It had a very positive impact on the individual learners who took part and the wider school community”
We aim to achieve this by running gardening clubs in schools, after school clubs, groups, and community centres. The gardening club is based around the grow box. This is a box constructed by the children and then planted by them. This is then the vehicle through which we teach children about the above issues. We do this through informal conversations about plants and the environment and art projects on the side of the box.
To promote skills, ability, knowledge and confidence in young people in all areas of horticulture.
To promote equality and diversity in the Urban biome through human interactions between the environment and plants.
Bring people together through growing of plants.
Promote organic sustainable practices.
Bring awareness to wider environmental issues.
Carbon reduction: Create communities that have lower food miles
We love what we do and feel privileged to be able to do it.If you have children at a school or work within a community and would like us to come and see how we could work together please get in touch. If you’re a local Edinburgh business and want to help by volunteering your time or making a small financial donation then we’d love to hear from you.We would be happy to help promote your support as will the school who benefits.
Stockbridge Primary School
“Ed and Gill set up and led a school Gardening Club at Stockbridge Primary in 2017 which has had a very positive impact on the individual learners who took part and the wider school community.”