Walking tour of Brunswick’s ‘sharing economy’

To complement the 'Economy' unit the seniors at Brunswick North West Primary School were studying we decided to explore some aspects of the economy which fit under the banner of what is termed 'solidarity' or 'sharing economy'.  These are economic activities that happen that are ethics not profit driven - usually ecological sustainability, democratically managed and promote justice.  There are stacks of …

Foodweb Education presents at National Conference

We (Rafael Schouten, Isobel Harper and Megan Floris) recently attended and presented  at the the Australian Association for Environmental Education conference in Hobart, Tasmania which was held over 5 days and included David Orr as the keynote speaker.  Our workshop was titled Patterns from Ecosystem Ecology: Energy flow and matter cycling as the basis for Sustainability Education. …

Transforming Sustainability Education immersion

Students from Melbourne University's Transforming Sustainability Education course participated in a Foodweb session at Brunswick North West Primary School on Friday.  They worked alongside the grade 3/4 students on their typical garden-based activities including pruning, mulching, cooking.  Thank you so much to all of the students both big and small it was a fantastic morning with …

Composting in schools

Composting in schools Compost Breakdown is a simple, useful guide to mid-sized composting systems and contains worksheets to help you and your team decide which system is appropriate for your school Please email foodwebed@gmail.com for further information   Examples of Foodweb Education compost based activities: Carbonatomas garden odyssey Compost orchestra Worm song Carbon Cycle game   …

Sunbury Community Health Early Years Learning & Family Day Care presentation

SUNBURY EARLY YEARS LEARNING AND FAMILY DAY CARE - powerpoint Applying the Foodweb Education framework for developing activities and programs for Early Years Education overlaps perfectly with the learning and development goals outlined in the Early Years Learning Framework and is supported by the increasing body of evidence  that stresses the importance of nurturing biophilia, using …

Foodweb in Earthsong journal

"It is a garden-centred ecological program – not your average school garden, cooking program. The students of BNW are privy to some of the most transformative Education for Sustainability (EfS) pedagogy that I have seen in Melbourne". Sustainability educator Alicia Flynn explores the Foodweb Education Program at Brunswick North West Primary School in the following …