The Growing Schools Hub
MEEN, Hulme Community Garden Centre and Sow the City are working in partnership to help Greater Manchester's school grounds get growing. To achieve this we are offering schools a variety of exciting opportunities.
Your school can have a free school grounds 'survey' which consists of a one hour site visit and the development of an action plan for your school's grounds. We host regular GM Growing School twilight sessions and produce a termly newsletter.
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There are also a bespoke range of exciting training opportunities and workshops to support school action plans including:
- Half day construction/refurbishment sessions,
- An Introduction to fruit and vegetable growing training,
- Support creating a grounds maintenance plan,
- Visits to inspirational sites to inform and inspire pupils and staff,
- Practical cookery and nutrition sessions,
- INSET to develop links to the curriculum.
All these training opportunities are match funded by the GM Growing Schools Hub. We can also source special rates for goods such as compost, bought with certain suppliers.
We have a wealth of skills and experience to share from keeping chickens, creative linking of outdoor learning to the curriculum, gardening for wildlife, planting and working with Forest Gardens, setting up and running gardening clubs, among just a few.
This project is part of a much wider Growing Schools programme including partner projects in Coventry, Sheffield and Devon and is supported by the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens.
For more information contact Raichael at MEEN by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07505 172 335.