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Seed to Seed: Food Gardens in Schools

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The Seed Savers’ Network has produced a new book encouraging gardening and growing food in schools. The book looks to address the problem of children’s deteriorating eating habits as well as their lack of gardening skills. The book argues that with shrinking backyards and increasingly busy lives, domestic food gardens have become a thing of the past and that the opportunity to pass on important gardening skills from generation to generation is being lost.  Consequently schools, with their more readily available space, are ideal locations for children to see and be a part of food production. The book covers everything school teachers and children might need to know from planning a garden to planting, maintaining, harvesting and saving seeds. Seed to Seed: Food Gardens in Schools is free to download as a pdf on the website.

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