Educational Resources

Forth Environment Link – FEL is a small charity focussing on the areas of Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire working on environmental and food issues. FEL have produced a range of school resources, including a Teachers Resource Pack on using orchards throughout the whole curriculum.

Garden Organic – a small, national charity who through campaigning, advice, community work and research, aims to get everyone growing ‘the organic way’. Their education programmes help teachers and school professionals to develop gardening projects that teach children where their food comes from, develop their scientific and environmental awareness and encourage them to eat more fruit and vegetables. The online resources include growing activities, games, wildlife projects, information sheets and construction projects.

Grounds for Learning – G4L is the name given to the Learning Through Landscapes Trust in Scotland. The organisation aims to enrich the lives of Scotland’s children by helping them to connect with nature, become more active, learn outdoors, develop social skills and have fun. They have a series of online resources on food growing in schools, including Year Round food Growing and Preparing, Cooking and Eating food.

Keep Scotland Beautiful – Food and the Environment – Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that campaigns, educates and acts on a range of local, national and global sustainability issues. One of the campaigns that KSB through their Sustainable Development Education strand is around Food and the Environment. The website has a library of resources and lesson plans covering a range of topics, including the One Planet Picnic, Food waste and wild food

Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society – The Caley, as is it affectionately known, seeks to promote, encourage and support a wide range of horticultural and gardening interests, including a range of educational projects. A core charitable aim of the Society is to advance education in gardening and horticulture for the public benefit, and the website includes information on Gardening with Children, a blog with gardening hints and tips, and the Grow and Learn award – an award similar in style to the John Muir Award or Duke of Edinburgh Award, where participants undertake a series of gardening activities to earn various levels of award.

Royal Highland Education Trust – RHET provides free educational activities and learning opportunities with the aim of bringing farming and the working countryside and its practices to life for young people. They have curriculum linked resources on the website, looking at food and farming, and the farming year.

Royal Horticultural Society – the RHS has a school gardening campaign which aims to inspire and support schools to provide children with gardening opportunities to enhance their skills and boost their development. The campaign website has an array of resources for schools and the public alike, including lesson plans, information sheets, class projects and gardening advice and guides.