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Eco-topia in October 2012, Sydney Australia

Growing food • transforming place • creating culture ...celebrating community one lettuce at a time 5th ACFCGN National School & Community Garden Gathering. Leonie’s session will give an overview of the different schools I have been involved in and how she runs the edible school gardens program showing a powerpoint of all the different steps involved in the 12 month program. Continue reading...

COSTA'S DIARY, Gardening Australia Magazine September 2012

Thanks to Costa Geogiadis for mentioning his visit to our Edible School Gardens Harvest Day Celebration at Our Lady of the Rosary, Caloundra Qld. The students, parents, teachers, principal and the whole community thoroughly enjoyed his hands on visit. Continue reading...

Gardening with Children: Clean food organic

Leonie Shanahan is passionate about the health of our children and growing organic food. I’ve taught thousands of students in schools about setting up organic gardens, growing food that is alive and is full of flavour and seeing the joy they have in eating their own produce. Here are her tips for setting up a pint-sized patch in your own garden. Continue reading...

Indoor and small-space Edible Plants

For many of us, the first food we ever grew was mustard and cress on the kitchen windowsill or beans squashed by rolled up paper towels to the inside of a jum jar. Growing their own food indoors is very exciting for children and fast germinations means quick results for impatient yound growers. Continue reading...

Gardening for the future of our children

Edible School Gardens have become the new buzz around schools and as a garden educator that have been promoting health and growing food in schools for over 10 years, it’s a relief to see vegetable gardens becoming the ‘norm’ in schools. Continue reading...

Review for Edible School Gardens DVD

As a teacher and Earth lover, watching Leonie’s “Edible School Gardens” DVD was a very big “thank goodness!!!!!”.... Leonie has succinctly and clearly related how making and maintaining a school garden may be done. For all of us visual and kinaesthetic learners, she has sequenced the life of the school garden over a period of a seasonal year, into bite sized do-able pieces. And I just love the inclusion of the children’s feedback. What better way to grow a child into health,self empowerment, knowledge and joy....This is real life experiential learning! Continue reading...

Review: Edible School Gardens DVD

“If they grow it, they will eat it”, that’s Leonie Shanahan’s positive message for parents and schools. But how to get an affordable school food garden started? Continue reading...

Welcome Mat Out At People's Garden

Noosa’s first community garden is “coming up roses” or, to be more accurate, beans, Asian greens, corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuces, zucchinis, cabbages and herbs. Continue reading...

Noosa Community Garden

Noosa’s Community Garden is being developed as an opportunity for the local community to work together to build a sustainable garden which will provide a sense of place and community, as well as a sense of achievement that comes from growing your own food. Continue reading...

Welcome Mat Out at People's Garden

Noosa’s first community garden is “coming up roses” or, to be more accurate, beans, Asian greens, corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuces, zucchinis, cabbages and herbs. Continue reading...

Learning in the Garden Seminar

SOWING SEEDS for the future: The early years and beyond Continue reading...

Eco-topia living classroom workshop

Edible School Gardens — the living classroom workshop, Leonie’s session will give an overview of the different schools I have been involved in and how she runs the edible school gardens program showing a powerpoint of all the different steps involved in the 12 month program. Continue reading...

Edible Landscape Award

A special award was presented to Leonie Shanahan of Edible School Gardens at this year Glossies awards. Leonie was presented with a ' Recognition of Achievement' Award for her outstanding work in schools on the Sunshine Coast over 10+ years. Continue reading...

How to Get Your Child’s Hands Dirty

Leonie Shanahan is passionate about the health of our children and growing organic food. She has taught thousands of school students to set up organic gardens, grow food this is alive and full of flavour and experience the joy of eating their own produce. Here are her tips for setting up a pint-sized patch in your own garden. Continue reading...

Eumundi Food Festival

"Growing for health, happiness, fun and a sustainable life". All ages need to experience health through growing food whether its in a childcare centre, backyard or school garden. Continue reading...

Herb Society Meeting

Herb Society   meeting.
Tuesday 4th September  Guest speaker    Leonie will be speaking about her edible school gardens program  at Albion Peace Hall 102 McDonald Road, Windsor (Brisbane)  at 7.30pm

Sunshine Coast Real Food Festival

Real Food Festival Maleny Saturday 8th September. The Real Food Festival is a fantastic celebration of the wonderful variety of food that Sunshine Coast producers, manufacturers and restaurants have to offer, and a brilliant way to talk, taste and buy from them. Continue reading...

Big health boost for school green thumbs

SUNSHINE Coast schools are promoting a fit and healthy lifestyle for students through a range of highly acclaimed programs. Continue reading...

Grassroots revolution changing our children’s eating habits

WHEN your primary school children come home from school and start asking you to add grocery items such as capsicum, cucumber, celery and eggplant to the weekly shopping list, you may be right in thinking there was some type of revolution going on. Continue reading...

Qld Garden Expo 2012

Leonie Author of Eat Your Garden Organic Gardening for home and schools, presententor of newly released DVD Edible School Gardens and educator of Edible School Gardens programs will be at the Qld Garden Expo again this year in the Organic Kitchen Garden Area. Continue reading...
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