Urban agriculture projects provide many formal and informal learning opportunities.
The wide range of activities involved in food growing enables engagement to be flexible and accessible to people of all abilities whilst leading to the development of an array of different skills. Urban agriculture projects are therefore often used by schools and linked to the curriculum to teach subjects from biology to maths. Food growing is also used in prisons to help people gain skills and qualifications to find work once released, and also in hospitals to aid people living with mental illness to learn skills to move towards independence.
Latest education publications
- And This Is My Garden, documentary film, 58 min.
- Roots to work:developing employability through community food growing and urban agriculture projects
- Roots Around the World: A Pedagogical Guide on Urban Gardening: Elementary Cycles 1, 2 and 3 (Grades 1 to 6)
- Embodied connections: sustainability, food systems and community gardens
- Growing Food in the City:The Production Potential of Detroitís Vacant Land