Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week 2018 themes promote the telling of history and the People’s connected to it.‘Because of Her, We Can!’ enables everyone to bring a special focus upon our women folk. We at EduGrow extend a warm invitation to you to share stories of great People and the goodness that grows in your area. We look forward to reading about that goodness and how it plays a vital role in the health, happiness and wellbeing of all your community.
The EduGrow program aims to encourage and recognise schools and communities who grow ‘good food, good learning and good times’ in enjoyable ways at school and in their community. This term, individuals, families, schools and communities, are warmly invited to celebrate and share their stories about what makes them healthy, happy and strong.
EduGrow is all about growing good food, good learning and good times at school and in community in the spirit of sustainability and healthy food, family and community. From 2012-2015 we ran the EduGrow School and Community Garden Recognition Awards especially for schools in remote and regional areas. Over the years the EduGrow Awards have celebrated special people, school projects and partnerships with Award categories that recognised Local Leaders and Legends and the many ways that school gardens, placemaking, bush plant and healthy food projects can all grow great learning, good fun and healthy people and places.
This year EduGrow is not an Awards program but a special storytelling and sharing program. You, your family, school and/or community are warmly invited to get involved to explore and to share stories that are special to you. Your stories can be about anything ‘you want them to be’! Some great places to kick off your creativity may be to think about special people, projects, gardens, recipes, histories and memories or great ideas that you, your students and or community may have for the future that are in the spirit of healthy food, family and community and this year’s fantastic Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week themes.
- Reconciliation Week 2018 Theme: Don’t Keep History a Mystery https://www.reconciliation.org.au/national-reconciliation-week/
- 2018 National NAIDOC Theme: Because of Her, We Can! http://www.naidoc.org.au/2018-national-naidoc-theme
How do I, my school or community get involved?
Anyone and everyone can participate in EduGrow 2018. EduGrow welcomes stories from individuals, school classes or community groups of all ages. All you have to do is to prepare and share your story with EduGrow via email by Friday July 6th 2018, week 10, Term 2.
- Consider the 2018 Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week What do they mean to you, your family and community?
- Think about special people, memories and histories, projects and ideas about healthy food, people and places and ‘what’ makes you healthy, happy and strong where you live.
- You might like to take a look around the EduGrow and RIG Network websites for some ideas and inspiration – edugrow.com.au, www.remoteindigenousgardens.net.au.
- Research your history, healthy food, gardening and other projects and programs
- Food for thought! We love the Jimmy Little Foundation, The Mission Songs Project, The Bawurra Foundation, The Literacy for Life Foundation, Royal Botanic Gardens Community Greening, The Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation … and so many more!
- Research and write your story!
- Your story should be from 300 to 1000 words long.
- We encourage you to include drawings, artwork or photos with your story.
- When you submit your story, please include details about who you are and who the storytellers are by also completing and returning the EduGrow Application and Permission Form to us.
- Email your story and the completed ‘EduGrow Application and Permission Form’ to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 6 2018. EduGrow is open now until July 6th
- Why do we want your story by July 6? So we can acknowledge and share your story with other participating EduGrow schools and communities, the RIG Network and the broader community during NAIDOC Week and/or shortly after in the weeks that follow.
Privacy – How would you like to share your story?
- If you include photographs of people with your story, make sure that you have asked for and received their permission to share their photograph (or let us know if you don’t!).
- When you submit your story, make sure to let us know if you are (or are not) happy for EduGrow to share your story via the EduGrow, RIG Network and Foodswell websites, social media, newsletters or special publications.
- We understand you may not like to share your story publicly and that is very OK.
- If you would like to share your story, let us know how you would be happy to share it.
- Researching and preparing stories together can be a fun, great way to learn together, to celebrate special people, and to kick off good ideas for the future for healthy people and places
- Everyone who contributes a story will be recognised by EduGrow for their story and will receive a special EduGrow Certificate by email or post.
- The first five (5) stories received that respectively address the Reconciliation Week Theme and the NAIDOC Week Theme will also receive a special gift by post. You guessed it! The 10 special gifts will help you, your school or community group grow or cook healthy food.
- Everyone who contributes a story will have the opportunity to share their story via EduGrow and the Remote Indigenous Gardens Network websites and newsletter.
- Depending on the number and nature of stories we receive, as well as your permission to publish your story, we may produce a special EduGrow 2018 Storybook in 2019 to share with your family, school and the broader community.
EDUGROW 2018 INVITATION – WHAT’S INVOLVED – INVITATION EduGrow 2018
EDUGROW 2018 – APPLICATION AND PERMISSION FORM – EduGrow 2018 APPLICATION & PERMISSION FORM.