Sprout! Interview with Nicola Chatham


It's the beginning of the school year here in Australia and that means one thing in Leonie Shanahan's life... 

A brand new year to transform the lives of kids and encourage them to eat more fresh fruit & veggies. Her award-winning Edible School Gardens program has influenced more kids on the coast than I could point a bamboo pole at. 

I love the work Leonie does. In fact, it was volunteering at one of her school garden projects where I had my first experience making a no-dig garden. 

This week I share an interview with her, where we chat about her exciting new Edible School Garden DVD project, how you can get started with a school garden at YOUR kid's school, and the surprising (& heartening) effects growing food has had on children she's worked with. 

This really is a good news story and shows what a difference we can have when we begin where we are, in our own community. 

Have a fantastic day, Sprouter! 

Edible School Gardens Instructional DVD with Leonie Shanahan

Watch the trailer for Leonie’s new DVD ‘Edible School Gardens’ and purchase a copy for your organic gardening resource library. She’s also giving away $1000 in prizes including 2 raised garden beds, copies of her DVD and book, and a worm tower! Check out the simple steps to enter and be in the competition to win.