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Kitchen Gardens for Schools and the Community



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Learn how to design and create kitchen gardens for your school or community. This workshop will provide an insight into kitchen/community gardens; where to start, challenges, rewards, educational benefits and financial sustainability. It would benefit schools and other groups looking to create edible kitchen gardens for multi use.

We have such rich learning environments on our classroom doorstep, but most teachers could use a little help making full use of school gardens. This highly interactive workshop will help teachers, parents, volunteers and garden specialists enable deep learning outside the classroom. Workshop includes tips for getting started, curriculum connections and innovative approaches to maximise learning opportunities during designing, building and maintaining a productive school garden.

Educators - CERES can invoice your school

Trainer Bio:

With many years working as a primary teacher, community development worker and horticulturalist, Carol combines these three passions by running school garden programs with Cultivating Community and facilitating adult workshops at CERES.  Drawing garden wisdom from permaculture principles, conventional horticulture and chats with elderly neighbours, she loves sharing her enthusiasm for everything connected with growing and learning in natural environments. Carol is studying a Master of Urban Horticulture at Melbourne University (Burnley) majoring in urban food production.

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What you will learn
  • Create kitchen gardens
  • Learn more about sustainability
  • Design your own edible garden
What you will get
  • Handouts

What to bring
  • Notepad and pen
  • Any garden plans you have
What to wear

Casual clothes that can get dirty

Appropriate for

Those working in schools or community wanting to establish a garden space



Vendor since 2013

CERES - Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies, is an award winning, not-for-profit, sustainability centre located on 4.5 hectares on the Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne.

It is also a thriving community, an urban farm, Australia’s largest deliverer of environmental education, an event and conference venue and a place rich with social and cultural diversity. CERES is recognised as an international leader in community and environmental practice.

Built on a decommissioned rubbish tip that was once a bluestone quarry, today CERES is a vibrant eco-oasis. 350,000 people visit CERES each year. Many more engage with us through our Sustainable Schools program which takes sustainable education into schools across the state.

CERES’ green technology displays, buildings, education and training programs and social enterprises (CERES’ Organic Market, Café, Permaculture Nursery and Fair Food organics delivery) demonstrate food security, sustainable agriculture, energy efficiencies, renewables and water conservation in action.

CERES is a model for a future with sustainability, innovation and connectedness at its heart.

Come, be welcome, you never know what you will find on our rambling paths.

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26 November 2017 • Kitchen Gardens for Schools and the Community

Great class, informative, intimate and fun. Thank you :)


21 November 2017 • Kitchen Gardens for Schools and the Community

It was a wonderful informative class. I really liked how Carol adapted her material to suit the needs of the students. Would be keen to do some more courses at Ceres as a result. Only suggestion: a Jug of water for drinking, as it got really hot and we ran out of water during the class. Thanks


05 July 2016 • Kitchen Gardens for Schools and the Community