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The Early Years Gardening Handbook

ISBN: 9781927143049
Code: 0571
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Reap the rewards. This handbook gives clear, practical advice to help develop an edible garden to inspire young children. It offers a step-by-step approach to planning a garden for an early years setting, choosing what to grow, caring for plants and avoiding common pitfalls. It also covers the best time for planting and funding. Complete with inspiring case studies and a wealth of exciting activities this book gives an insight into the possibilities a thriving garden can bring.

Pages: 60 | Ages: 1-5

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About the Author

Sue Ward is an outdoors consultant and creative practitioner who advises and supports settings on a wide range of early childhood and school grounds projects, from the development of playgrounds to planning school gardens. As an accredited trainer and early childhood facilitator for Learning through Landscapes, Sue is passionate about creating purposeful opportunities for children to spend more time outside. She regularly provides professional development as part of the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and has been inspired by the many teachers and early childhood practitioners who have attended her courses. Her work for Creative Partnerships has led to a particular interest in promoting the use of outdoors to foster children’s creative development.

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