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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...

Speaking Tour Through NSW

Gosford and Newcastle Permaculture Groups - I loved my time in NSW, I must confess its a state I haven’t seen a lot of, so getting the train from Sydney to Gosford then onto Newcastle was an unexpected treat. Continue reading...

Giant Kitchen Garden Speakers and Workshops

Check out our gallery below of pictures from the expo! Continue reading...

The Queensland Herb Society Inc., 2012

Leonie was a recent guest speaker at our monthly Queensland Herb Society meeting. Speaking on the topic of “Growing Health – Edible School Gardens and the importance of nutrient rich food for children (and adults)” Continue reading...

Blackall Heartland Festival

Heartland gardening workshop opens a can of worms - Even cane toads have uses in the gardening practices of Leonie Shanahan and people who attend her sustainable gardening workshop during the Blackall Heartland Festival will find out all about that and more. Continue reading...

Garden teaches earthy lessons

WHAT could three grandmothers, three fathers, 10 mothers, four teachers and Year 5 students at Caloundra State School accomplish together? The answer is an Indian feast from garden to plate. Continue reading...

A little is a lot for east africa

The situation might seem insurmountable, but after receiving this inspiring email from Intrepid Foundation donor Leonie Shanahan, we did the sums and you’d be surprised what a big difference you can make… Continue reading...

Organic Gardening for Home and Schools

‘If they grow it, they’ll eat it”, is Shanahan’s motto. She knows what she’s talking about – Shanahan has set up over 15 schools with edible gardens and runs a permakids garden workshop. Continue reading...

BOOK REVIEW By Phil Ryan BOGI

A superb, inspirational book that should become the bible for everyone, be they teachers, parents or anyone seeking a good informative book that will unlock the secrets of growing plants successfully & organically. Continue reading...

Garden variety

PROUD parents of Year 5 students at Caloundra Primary School will go one step further than hanging their children’s school work on the fridge. Continue reading...

Lettuce learn from gardening kids

CALOUNDRA Primary School Year 5 students have been busy little bees since the first sod was turned for their edible garden. Last week’s rain gave the ground a good soaking ready for herbs, fruit and vegetables to be planted. Continue reading...

11th Australasian Permaculture Convergence (APC11)

Experienced practitioners, Inspiring speakers, Practical ideas, Excellent networking, Whole systems and small details, Diverse participants, Cultural exchange, Transition examples, Hands-on workshops..... and more. Continue reading...

Minister congratulates Eumundi school on $250,000 health award

Education Minister Cameron Dick has congratulated Eumundi State School on winning $250,000 to build a new open air classroom as part of a Bligh Government program to promote healthy living initiatives. Continue reading...

Classroom Swap With The Kitchen

Prize money of $5,000 would be icing on the cake for Imbil students who swapped their classroom for a kitchen last weekend. Continue reading...

Luncheon For Harvest Day

Eumundi chef Max Porter is well known on the Sunshine Coast for his Native Sun Cruisine, often inspiring schools and providing catering services under his business Food of No Fixed Address. Continue reading...

Mary Valley State Collage, Imbil, Queensland

The whole school takes part in caring for the garden, whose contents include sage, sorrel, siverbeet, coriander, wasabi, rosemary and celery drill. Continue reading...

Organic Gardening for Home and Schools

Eat Your Garden
Organic Gardening for Home and Schools
Leonie Shanahan

'If they grow it they will eat it', is Shanahan's motto. She knows what she's talking about - Shanahan has set up over 15 schools with edible gardens and runs a permakids garden workshop.

This useful book is geared towards warmer climated and comnines permaculture and organic gardening basics. It is structured into lesson plans with worksheets and step by step photos for projects around the garden.

Topics covered include the full cycle from seed planting to seed saving, making herb spiral and other theme gardens, the intricacies of compost, worm pipes and lots more.

There's also a monthly guide to suitable jobs for kids to do in the garden. Lots of bright colour photos illustrate the ideas.

After your childen read this, you can pretty much retire in the deckchair with a gin and tonic and watch the project flow in!

BOGI Meeting 3 November 2011

Have I reported before that there was hardly a spare chair in the hall, well we were searching everywhere for another chair as members kept arriving for the November meeting Continue reading...

COSTA GEORGIADIS VISITS EUMUNDI STATE SCHOOL

The school welcomed the visit from Costa Georgiadis whose SBS program focuses on how to tread lightly Continue reading...
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