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The Playground Potting Shed: Gardening With Children Made Simple
     

The Playground Potting Shed: Gardening With Children Made Simple

by Dominic Murphy
 

School gardens have surged in popularity over the last couple of years and 2010 will see an even greater momentum in school gardening activity. There are many ways in which the national curriculum can be delivered through school gardening, from science-based projects (studying the life cycle of a plant) to physical exercise (and learning about healthy eating), from

Overview

School gardens have surged in popularity over the last couple of years and 2010 will see an even greater momentum in school gardening activity. There are many ways in which the national curriculum can be delivered through school gardening, from science-based projects (studying the life cycle of a plant) to physical exercise (and learning about healthy eating), from English (writing exercises) to citizenship (sustainable community projects). But this book isn't just for teachers. It is also squarely aimed at the parent who wants to get more involved in their children's school. Over the course of a year, Dominic Murphy helped his local school set up a beautiful and productive garden that not only supplied the kitchen with delicious vegetables but also gave the children beautiful flowers to take home. This is the story of that year, together with a step-by-step guide to what to grow (and what to avoid). Uniquely timed to coincide with term times (so that nothing is left languishing in the school holidays), this warmly written how to should be on every parent's shelves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780852652091
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Dominic Murphy is former gardening editor of the Guardian and is now a freelance journalist.

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