The food our children eat is increasingly important in schools. Practical food growing encourages children to connect with food, to try new fruit and vegetables, and gain an understanding of where their food comes from. Incorporating a food growing area in school grounds also helps to reconnect young people with nature and the outdoors. This brings a wealth of benefits, including improving physical and mental wellbeing.
Did you know, healthy living (which includes food growing) is a topic you can choose to work towards to achieve Green Flag status from Eco-Schools? Visit the Eco-Schools website here for more information.
Looking for inspiration?
Take a look at the RHS Campaign for School Gardening for some really useful resources, lesson plans and tips. Looking for some local inspiration? Explore the Suffolk case studies here to find out what food other schools have grown, the types of vegetable plots and the activities the children (and teachers!) have got involved with.
Is your school already growing food and you want to feature on this page? We’d love to hear from you! Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.