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Teaching the Teachers

admin admin  •  2020-03-03  •  Wee Green Grants  • 

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Investment project code: 3

The proposal The Botanic Gardens/the Friends of Glasgow Botanic Gardens frequently receives requests from schools to advise on school gardens, and in particular, vegetable growing, but the resources are limited to achieve this. This proposal is to “Teach the Teachers” the basic elements of successful gardening and to enable them to encourage horticultural activities in their own school grounds. Even if the school has limited growing space we shall demonstrate the opportunities in small raised beds, either self-construct or through the purchase of portable units. We have considerable experience in providing courses in the Gardens through the Certificate in Practical Horticulture and this will be an abbreviated form of that course The project is a partnership between the Friends, Gardens staff and the Royal Horticultural Society Who is the course aimed at? Initially it is for teachers and classroom assistants involved in environmental studies throughout 80 schools in Glasgow and the courses will be held in Glasgow Botanic Gardens using the new education area recently funded by the Friends. Tutoring will be by members of the Friends who have trained and validated by Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

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