EduGrow 2019 – Was about sharing stories…
No EduGrow Awards program this year, especially in stressful drought times, but a good time to take stock and share stories from our network of remote and rural gardeners and communities.
Bioversity International and other international gardeners and storytellers invited EduGrow to contribute to a chapter for a Routledge book on school gardens, agrobiodiversity and the multi-functional benefits of school garden and learning programs. We were asked if we could share good case studies (stories!) from the RIG Network and EduGrow with a particular focus on Indigenous native foods and the cultivation of indigenous species – reflecting growing international recognition of the need to expand the production and use of traditional foods and plants.
Rather than tell a single story, we thought it was a great chance to share stories about innovative approaches from those within our diverse network.
So, it was fun and a pleasure to facilitate and prepare a co-authored story with Torres Webb, an Indigenous leader, gardener and educator from the Torres Strait, Peter Dawe, from the Royal Botanic Gardens Youth Community Greening Program, NSW and from EduGrow, Arnhem Land entitled, Learning Gardens Cultivating Health and Wellbeing – Stories from Australia. The book will be published in March 2020 – online and hard copy and we hope you’ll enjoy the story, tips and inspiration that it shares about clever people, building resilience and growing good food and social inclusion where they live in diverse places!
EduGrow 2018 – A Storytelling and Sharing Program
Run in the spirit of celebrating NAIDOC Week and Reconciliation Week 2018 themes and the great people, stories and “goodness” you have growing where you live and learn.
ABOUT EDUGROW 2018 and HOW TO GET INVOLVED: INVITATION EduGrow 2018
EDUGROW 2018 APPLICATION AND PERMISSION FORM: EduGrow 2018 APPLICATION & PERMISSION FORM
The 2018 Awards are now CLOSED – thank you for participating!