We strongly believe that an organic school
garden is part of the curriculum and an invaluable outdoor classroom.
The conference will feature interactive workshops for teachers (and
parents) to help them establish and maintain a school garden all year
round. Topics for the conference are: Biodiversity for the Green Flag,
growing to a harvest, the best seed sowing techniques, trouble shooting
your composting, an interactive walk walk covering polytunnel growing,
herbs from A-Z, the benefits and problems of raised beds, planting fruit
trees, willow features and weed control. The conference is organised by
SEED and The Organic Centre. Our keynote speaker is organic school
garden guru Paddy Madden, who will fill teachers in on the latest
research on the benefits of a school garden and outdoor classroom.
Workshops are presented by Hans Wieland, Johnny Toner and Paddy Madden.