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What are other educators doing to support the GSPC? - Target 6

Target 6: At least 30% of production lands managed consistent with the conservation of plant diversity.

Are you involved with or do you teach about involvement with government policy on agriculture? Does any of your work examine agricultural practices and political implications?

Examples

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) campaign mentioned in both animal and plant talks – also formal education sessions.
Liz Marrs, Chester Zoo

Education department involved in ‘Gardens for life’, teachers children where their food comes from.
Royal Horticultural Society

Work with FACE (Farming and Countryside Education) officials on Defra Education Policy Group
Gail Bromley, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew


We manage our meadow using sustainable harvesting techniques. We have established a sustainable coppice
Louise Allen, University of Oxford Botanic Garden


Closely involved via Cornish Horticultural Enterprises
Crazy Chef Challenge schools programme
Gardens for life project – growing food in schools – Cornwall/India/Ghana
Sue Minter, Eden Project


Our agricultural land is part of the ‘Tir Gofal’ farming support scheme in Wales. Increasingly our estate is being used to inform and motivate welsh farmers.
Trevor Roach, National Botanic Gardens, Wales


Arable weed display – demonstrating decline of arable weeds due to changes in farming practice. Genetics garden, fenlands, compost display. All these help promote understanding of the implications of land use
Christine Preston, Karen Van Oostrum, University of Cambridge Botanic Gardens