2 results for month: 03/2010


garden pedagogy

Yes, there is such a thing. I read it in a scholarly article which I would post here if I were better organized. It's related to project-based learning which sounds like my kind of education - three or four dimensional, with real stuff to go with the ideas. Many of us do not learn well with paper and pencil as the primary tools - our neurons stop firing, we get fidgety and anxious, and basically wish we were somewhere else. I wonder if that's why when you say the words "school gardens" some people stop listening after the word "school". Of course there are other reasons people hated school. One of the great things about being in school gardens with ...

Vegetable Jalfrezi curry deliciousness at Eco Club

It's March and we can just taste spring in the air, even if there is still snow at our feet. Greenhouse programming will be starting soon, which we are really excited about. Meanwhile we at Green Thumbs are finishing up our winter programming in classrooms - Colour Me Healthy (a tasty nutrition workshop for grade 1 and 2), Food and Media (a critical look at food marketing workshop for grades 4 and 5), Design Your Own Garden (self-explanatory!), and Mystery Vegetable in A Box (an adaptation of Harvest Blanket from last year for the Kindergarten crowd - a great way for children that age to develop descriptive vocabulary). This entry however is about ...