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Cultivating successful school food gardens

Online workshop Monday 8 July 2024 16:30 18:00

An online workshop to help build sustainable food growing projects in schools.

Pupils at hackney school of food picking salad. Credit: Hackney School of Food

Pupils at hackney school of food picking salad. Credit: Hackney School of Food

How can we create community networks to sustain our school food growing spaces? What happens to our crops during school holidays? How do we engage parents, teachers and the wider community and where can we find resources to sustain it all?

In this interactive webinar, we will be chatting with Zoe McIntyre from Hackney School of Food, Caroline D'Souza from LEAP London and Rachel Copus from School Food Matters.

We'll be discussing different approaches to working in schools, the power of connecting with local networks, community centers and your council. Learn about sustainable funding streams and how to engage parents, volunteers, and the wider community in support of your food growing aspirations.

And we want to hear from you! So we are allowing plenty of time for questions and discussion. What are your challenges, successes and what connections do you need to make to take your project to the next level?  Finish up your academic year with some new ideas and fresh thinking for the new school year.

Published Monday 8 July 2024

Capital Growth: We believe everyone should have the opportunity to grow food as part of a healthy, resilient food system and we are working with our network of growers in London to make this happen.

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