Growing Communities recently organised and hosted a fantastic National Learning in the Garden Seminar in Brisbane. Thanks to the team for all their efforts in a successful and inspiring conference.
Foodweb Education presented sessions on both days.
Day One: An introduction to our gardens based teaching framework that uses the ecological patterns as the basis for building resilience.
Day Two: I ran a hands on session in Buranda Primary School garden where educators were able to experience a typical garden based Foodweb session including a theoretical component of tracing energy flow from the sun through to background heat and then practical activities to reinforce this understanding including cooking with a sun oven, play-based investigation into energy flow through ecosystems and gardening activities involving explanations of applying our energy flow to maintenance activities like weeding and mulching.