Available soon! A new book “Agrobiodiversity, school gardens and healthy diets”, has been launched and will be available, free and online in September. It features a Case Study that EduGrow was pleased to work on with Torres Webb from the TI and Peter Dawe from Youth Community Greening at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, along with one by SAKGF. The book was to be launched at the World Public Health Nutrition Congress that was to be held in April, in Brisbane.
75 contributors pooled their experiences for the newly released book “Agrobiodiversity, school gardens and healthy diets”. Case studies from around the world illustrate how school gardens empower future generations to make food choices that nurture the environment and human health.
“This book is very important for such times, when community and solidarity are ever so needed, to empower schoolchildren, their families and communities with the necessary skills and tools to be stewards of biodiversity for food and nutrition.” – Alessandra Grasso (Case Study Contributor, Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Kenya)
As the first comprehensive collection of experiences from the many individuals and organizations working on school gardens worldwide, often operating separately with shoestring budgets and limited time, this book aims to connect them in a stronger collective voice. The co-editors and contributors hope this sets the stage for the establishment of a more holistic and integrated global program that advocates for dedicated attention and support of school gardens.
More info at: https://bit.ly/39eBnaw
A very warm call out and thanks to Danny Hunter who encouraged EduGrow to contribute to this important publication. He is Global Project Coordinator of the Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition (BFN) Project, The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
2019: Just had the incredible opportunity to meet with and to listen to Moorambilla Voices, Western NSW youth choir who are ‘very’ connected to country and to language, record one their beautiful works for a Christmas special. Very special indeed! Here’s a taste and teaser of some of their powerful and lovely lyrics and music – inspired and facilitated by local Elders and the land and landscapes of the Macquarie Marshes…
In Our Hands,
Composed by Kevin Barker (published in Moorambilla 2019 Gala Concert Program)
The land’s our mother,
She gives us life.
Our mother’s, mother
Since time began.
Our mother’s waiting
For us to hear
What she’s been saying
Throughout the years.
We hold the future, it’s in our hands
The land’s our mother,
She gives us life.
We have no other,
We’re bound together.
we hold the future, it’s in our hands.
Winangara. Ngunha. Gambarra ngurrambaa.
To heal our land,
Is in our hands,
It’s in our hands.
A complete treat and must read for all educators, students of all ages and ‘anyone and everyone’ who cares about country, reconciliation, coming and learning together!
Bruce Pascoe has collected a swathe of literary awards for Dark Emu and now he has brought together the research and compelling first person accounts in a book for younger readers. Using the accounts of early European explorers, colonists and farmers, Bruce Pascoe compellingly argues for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer label for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. He allows the reader to see Australia as it was before Europeans arrived — a land of cultivated farming areas, productive fisheries, permanent homes, and an understanding of the environment and its natural resources that supported thriving villages across the continent. Young Dark Emu — A Truer History asks young readers to consider a different version of Australia’s history pre-European colonisation.
LET’S CELEBRATE IN 2018! – Research and share YOUR stories about great people and ‘goodness’ growing where you live and learn!
EduGrow 2018 is a storytelling and sharing program this year and is now “off and running” this Term – with rewards and recognition for all participants!
You, your school and community are warmly invited to get involved by researching, writing and sharing your stories about great people and projects and the ‘goodness’ that is growing where you live to grow healthy food, people and places!
All you have to do is research, write and send us your stories (along with an Application and Permission Form) by July 6 – Week 10, Term 2, 2018!
EduGrow is not a competition this year – but a storytelling and sharing program designed to encourage and support us all to reflect, research, have fun and celebrate the fabulous themes of NAIDOC Week and Reconciliation Week in 2018. We know you, your family, school and community have great people, projects, ideas and things underway that make you who you are, and healthy and strong – so, go on, get writing and share your stories and let’s celebrate great people, histories, projects and ideas where you live!
LEARN MORE – ABOUT EDUGROW 2018 AND HOW TO GET INVOLVED – INVITATION EduGrow 2018
AND HERE IS THE EduGrow 2018 APPLICATION & PERMISSION FORM TO FILL OUT AND SEND TO US WITH YOUR STORY BY JULY 6, 2018.