School Projects & Young People

Here is our resource pack for Food growing activities with children and young people. It will help you to develop initial ideas and make decisions before you start growing. There is plenty of advice about the practicalities of setting up a growing area and what to grow, as well as ways to evaluate and celebrate your successes.

This resource is timeless, but a few of the contacts / links may now be out of date, so please contact us if you need any additional information.

Cover of Growing resource pack - home made raised bed with salad growing it

Contents page


Introduction page with image of red apple

Contents page

Step 1- developing the initial ideas

Step 1 Meare Village primary school case study

Step 1 case study the Mendip Centre

Step 1 - case study brookside primary school

Step 1 - useful websites

Step 1 - list of resources

Step - Define your objectives

Step 2 - suggested tools and gardening equipment

Step 2 - lesson ideas

Step 2 - more lesson ideas

Step 2 - lesson harvesting and storing produce

Sepr 3 - putting ideas into practice - draw up a plan of work

Step 3 - growing crops in containers

Step 3 - Suitable varieties to grow in containers

Step 3 - A guide to growing popular fruit and vegetables

Step 3 - tips on sowing seeds

Step 3 - Health and safety
Step 4 - celebrating your success

Step 5 - evaluating your project

Step 5 - FAQ