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Archive for August, 2008

Earlier this year funding was allocated to Stephanie Alexander’s kitchen garden program by the Commonwealth Government. This program has been piloted in Victoria and is providing funding for the development of both food gardens and kitchen facilities. Today Nicola Roxon announced funding to government primary schools to support the development of food gardens and kitchen facilities in primary schools.

The first process is for schools to submit an expression of interest via the website.

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Living Schools has recently partnered with the City of Sydney Council and the Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Networks to produce a guide for anyone interested in setting up a community garden in their area. The guide covers setup, management and maintenance, as well as some of the trickier aspects of social dynamics. Download the 80 page guide for free here

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Living Schools is currently working with the Australian Association for Environmental Education to deliver a series of workshops on developing case studies of education for sustainability projects around NSW. If you are an educator and are interested to attend a workshop in your area, please get in touch as soon as possible by emailing info@livingschools.com.au or you can download a copy of the Write it Up! guide at http://www.aaeensw.org.au/

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