Foodweb Sessions at Learning in the Garden Seminar

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.

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Dan Deighton from The Permaculture Classroom gets stuck into some weeding and mulching discovering part of how energy flows through the garden ecosystem

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.

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Random garden greens and fetta quiche baked by the beautiful Winter Brisbane sunshine in the sun oven

Having fun constructing and explaining energy flow through a miniature savannah ecosystem

Having fun constructing and explaining energy flow through a miniature savannah ecosystem

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