It IS easy being Green!! When Kermit the Frog starts his lament, sitting alone on that patch of grass, the helplessness of his situation seems overwhelming — but all it takes is a simple key change to send his song soaring into positivity. That key change is really just a change in attitude! Kermit collects all the positive aspects of his situation and the song ends with his little puppet arms jerking about in happiness. He has his famous epiphany: it IS easy being Green! I hope by the end of this post you’ll be inspired to jerk your arms around about being green(er) and … start a food garden in your school.
I love these videos
- an inner-city street changes its whole streetscape — physically and culturally — through gardening
- a community-based organisation and schools in Brisbane embark on a collaborative project
- a food garden at Cringila Public School produces some surprising results for boys and their favourite gardening activities…
- A school garden in Lesotho addresses immediate concerns of food shortages in the community.
All the online tools you need to create a school food gardenSome of these resources are aimed at primary schools but are easily transferable to secondary schools:
- Oxfam has just launched GROW, a campaign for a future on the planet where everyone has enough to eat. It is a vision for a brighter future for all of us … and school food gardens are just one way to this brighter future
- Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden foundation website
- Biological Farmers of Australia’s Organic School Gardens programs – an excellent source of ideas, practical tips and examples of school food gardens.
- Teachers in Adelaide discuss how their schools use gardens and how they link them to curriculum
- No-Dig blog site for gardening without soil – a great resource if you don’t have the room for a garden
- Sustainable Schools – a NSW government and Department of Education and Training initiative that supports sustainability in schools. Not only do they have resources and case studies, I found the research section particularly interesting. Their Dig Your Dinner NSW schools competition closes on 25 July 2011