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How to Plan a Vegetable Garden

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Here's all you need to know about what to plant in a garden filled with vegetables.
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Better Homes and Gardens has a large amount of helpful information about growing a vegetable garden.This site would be an invaluable source of information for teachers to refer to when helping students with their school garden. It would also be a good point of reference for students to do research from.

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Gardenate

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Reminders to keep your kitchen garden growing - lists vegetables and herbs to plant right now
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This website give you a list of vegetables and their optimum planting time and harvesting times. This would be helpful for teachers with school gardens, as they would then be able to teach students what types of vegetables grow best in different seasons.

 

This links to the ACARA Technologies Year 5/6 content descriptor: Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments (ACTDEK021) and links with the elaboration: describing the relationship between plant types and animal breeds and their environmental suitability when selecting suitable plants or animals for an environment.


http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10#level3-4

 

 

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Blog Archives - Food Revolution Day

Blog Archives - Food Revolution Day | Food Forever - Educating Kids about food production, healthy eating and food hygiene. | Scoop.it
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This is part of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. It is a blog, in which people from all over the world are encouraged to write about their healthy eating habits and activities. This page could be used to show students what types of food children in other countries eat. There is one blog on here with a photo of fruit and vegetables eaten by children in Singapore. This could be used in conjunction with other resources to teach Foundation to year 2 students about 

'exploring how people from different cultures including those of Asia design and produce different cuisines based on the plants and animals in their region and available tools and equipment', which is an Elaboration from ACTDEK003 from the Australian Technologies curriculum.

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10#level3-4


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Fresh For Kids - Fun Games, Activities and Healthy Fruit and Vegetable Recipes!

Fresh For Kids - Fun Games, Activities and Healthy Fruit and Vegetable Recipes! | Food Forever - Educating Kids about food production, healthy eating and food hygiene. | Scoop.it
Find lots of games, funny jokes, recipes and activities to help kids eat healthy fresh fruit and vegetables and show them how sport can be fun!
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This website is sponsored by Sydney Market. It has many areas to it, and is set up so that children, parents, teachers and the general community can access information about healthy eating. There is a section for teachers, and it is free to register. Within the Teachers section there is worksheets which cover many food related topics, which are separated by year level. Some topics included are: where different foods come from (the ground, trees, animals), what time of the year are they available, what is healthier to eat. It also encourages an active life style.

 

Within this site there are many resources.

 

One of the ACARA Technologies content descriptors which could be covered is: 

Foundation to Year 2:

Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10#level3-4

 

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The Australian Curriculum v6.0 Design and Technologies Foundation to Year 10 Curriculum by rows

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This is the general area that I am looking into for this Scoop.it topic. I have chosen to add it for quick access to the ACARA site.

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Our History | The Edible Schoolyard Project

Our History | The Edible Schoolyard Project | Food Forever - Educating Kids about food production, healthy eating and food hygiene. | Scoop.it
The mission of the Edible Schoolyard Project is to build and share an edible education curriculum for kindergarten through high school. Our vision is for gardens and kitchens to become interactive classrooms for academic subjects, and for every student to have a free, nutritious, organic lunch. If this program is integrated into schools, the curriculum could transform the health and values of every child in America.
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This is an website American that provides information about school garden projects. This project has been running for 17 years, and would therefore be very helpful in gathering information. Although the site is American and therefore they might not cultivate the same vegetables in their gardens, the process is the same and the activities provided on this site are still relevant to an Australian setting.   

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Gardening 4 Kids Blog - Gardening ideas, activities, lesson ideas | Gardening 4 Kids

Gardening 4 Kids Blog - Gardening ideas, activities, lesson ideas | Gardening 4 Kids | Food Forever - Educating Kids about food production, healthy eating and food hygiene. | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Gardening 4 Kids Blog. You will find a range of kids gardening ideas, activities, lesson ideas, recipes and more for children who love to garden.
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This is a blog set up by a primary school teacher that gives ideas on activities to do with students. 


 It links to the Australian Currlculum: Technologies -ELBT357 | Elaboration | Year 5 and 6 | Design and Technologies | Design and Technologies | Design and Technologies processes and production skills - manipulating materials with appropriate tools, equipment and techniques, for example when preparing food, cultivating garden beds, constructing products


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identifying work practices that show an understanding of nutrition, environmental considerations, hygiene and food safety when designing and making a food product, for example washing fruit and vegetables carefully to remove residues, safe disposal of cooking oils to avoid environmental damage, refrigerated storage of highly perishable foods

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Vegetable Garden Designs

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This Vegetable Garden page deals with design, construction, aspect and other basic needs for a successful Vegetable garden
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This website contains information about designing a vegetable garden. It gives tips about what factors need to be considered when designing a vegetable garden, such as the position, whether it will get a lot of sunlight; how much water it will receive, and other environmental and physical factors. 

 

This would be helpful for teaching Year 5/6 students how to: 

Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments (ACTDEK021)

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Develop project plans that include consideration of resources when makingdesigned solutions individually and collaboratively (ACTDEP028)

 

This will not only help students learn about gardening and design, but will also help their teachers in choosing where to start when building a vegetable garden.

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10#level3-4

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Kids World - Food Safety

Kids World - Food Safety | Food Forever - Educating Kids about food production, healthy eating and food hygiene. | Scoop.it
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This website is aimed at children to promote food hygiene skills. It contains a page with facts about safely storing and using foods, there are also pages with activities and quizzes.

 

This site would be helpful for Year 5/6 Teachers to use when teaching food safety, which is part of the ACARA Technologies strand and is part of the content descriptor:

 Investigate the role of food preparation in maintaining good health and the importance of food safety and hygiene (ACTDEK022), with the elaboration: 


Describing and using safety guidelines for food storage and preparation at home and school, for example use and care of chopping boards; methods of preparing and storing fruits and vegetables to ensure optimum quality and nutrient content.


http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10#level3-4


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Teaching Kids Food Hygiene

Teaching Kids Food Hygiene | Food Forever - Educating Kids about food production, healthy eating and food hygiene. | Scoop.it
Cooking is fun and a great life skill to learn as long as it doesn't make us sick! Simple rules of hygiene help prevent that.
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This website looks at all aspects to do with cooking with children, with this particular page looking at food hygiene, it gives tips on what kids and adults need to do to safely handle food.

 

This links to ACARA Technologies year 5/6 content descriptor:

Investigate the role of food preparation in maintaining good health and the importance of food safety and hygiene.(ACTDEK022)

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10#level3-4


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Hydroponics | Education.com

Hydroponics | Education.com | Food Forever - Educating Kids about food production, healthy eating and food hygiene. | Scoop.it
In this free science fair project, experiment with whether plants grow best in nutrient solution or plants. Explore the science of hydroponics.
Lauren Tranter's insight:

This is an experiment which could be incorporated into a primary school setting, as an alternative, or addition to a garden patch. Students would learn that plants grow due to the nutrients they receive, and that doesn't necessarily mean from soil.

This activity can be linked to many parts the the Australian Technologies Curriculum.

For example:

Year 3/4 content descriptor:

Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies  (ACTDEK012)

Elaborations:

describing ideal conditions for successful plant and animal production including how climate and soils affect production and availability of foods, for example Aboriginal seasons and food availabilityexploring tools, equipment and procedures to improve plant and animal production, for example when growing vegetables in the school garden and producing plant and animal environments such as a greenhouse, animal housing, safe bird shelters


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The Program - Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation - Stephanie Alexander, Kitchen Garden, Kitchen Garden

The Program - Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation - Stephanie Alexander, Kitchen Garden, Kitchen Garden | Food Forever - Educating Kids about food production, healthy eating and food hygiene. | Scoop.it
Lauren Tranter's insight:

This is another site that provides Teachers with resources to teach students about healthy and sustainable living. The site provides links to the Australian curriculum, however you do need to be working at a school to receive these resources.

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Edible School Gardens

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Edible School Gardens
Lauren Tranter's insight:

This is another great site that promotes sustainable living through Edible Gardening. The author is passionate about the topic and does talks and workshops at schools to engage students in the process of making, cultivating and eating the foods produced from these gardens.

 

ACARA Technology links - Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments - 

investigating and experimenting with different tools, equipment and methods of preparing soil and the effect on soil quality and sustainability, for example when designing a garden for a community groupidentifying ways of applying, conserving and recycling nutrients in food and fibre production when designing a sustainable school vegetable garden or cropping area, for example composting and other forms of organic fertilisers

 

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