VSGP - Practical Skills & Ideas for School Gardens

Join us for a day centred around the benefits of school gardens and how garden specialists can assist their school community to view gardens through a different lens.


From curriculum links, to wellbeing, to growing food, to waste reduction, we will cover some of the many reasons gardens are an integral piece of the education puzzle.

We will look at:
  • What your school is currently doing within specialty areas and year levels and how some of these could be enhanced by utilising your school garden.
  • The key curriculum strand of Sustainability and how it can be central to your garden.
  • How your school can save money and even make money through the garden.
  • How your school can get assistance to transform your garden to aid your curriculum and the wellbeing of students.

Whether your school is a concrete jungle with only a dream of a garden, or it has an established garden program, this workshop will have something for all schools.  

Practical ideas & skills for School Gardens will be hosted by James McLennan, VSGP Facilitator from Grassroots Sustainability.

Teachers, parents, grounds staff, admin, school leadership are welcome to attend.


The host school - Wendouree Primary School

Situated in the Ballarat suburb of Wendouree, the school lies on a large allotment of land approximately 10 acres, consisting of two ovals, numerous garden spaces. 

Their 125 students have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of traditional learning programs as well as extra curricula activities like their Kitchen and Garden Program.

The school has an award-winning Kitchen Garden program, Bush Tucker Garden, Yarning Circle, multiply composting methods, chickens and rabbits, frog bogs and lizard lounge and for the last few years have been focusing on a Wildlife Habitat Garden within their school grounds with Nature Play space incorporated. 

They are opening their doors for you to come, see and learn! 

Date: Friday 17 May, 2024

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm 

Location: Wendouree Primary School - 1220 Howitt Street, Wendouree 

Cost: $180 (includes morning tea and lunch) 

To Book: You will need to ring NGIV on 9576 0599 to obtain your log in details if not already registered in the booking system. Please have your credit card ready.

Contact: Tania Karamitos - VSGP Program Co-ordinator  Phone: 9576 0599 Email: [email protected] 

A minimum of 10 participants must be booked for the event to proceed. 

5/17/2024 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wendouree Primary School 1224 Howitt Street Wendouree VIC 3355 AUSTRALIA

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