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Publicising the garden project

Publicising The Garden Project

Objectives:

Regardless of the size of your school garden project, make sure you create great awareness inside and outside the school. This will promote good food, raise the reputation of the class/school, gets the whole school taking an interest, makes the team feel good and take responsibility of what they are doing. What's more, it may attract sponsors for your project.

Activities:

There is a mixture of ways to get publicity around your project and it is worth doing this both before, during and after the project. It can involve pictures, photographs, quotations, anecdotes or articles to highlight the garden plants being grown, the project plan, events, achievements and funny stories. Here are just a few ways you can get the children involved in getting their project that all important attention it deserves.
  • Prepare half a page of important points about the project and put together with a picture to get a feature in the school newsletter. Use it to send to the local newspaper and radio station. 

  • Design posters and prepare displays frequently about food, crops, the garden project, etc. in the school dinner hall or school display boards

  • Present the plans and updates to fellow classes, Parent and Teachers' Association (PTA) and other members of the staff. The garden is an observatory that can be valuable for science, mathematics, environmental studies and technology.

  • Have pupils explain the plots to visitors and train them to act as "garden guides".

  • Make signs and labels for the garden to keep everyone informed about what's going on in the garden.

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