Training Courses

Growing Food and Gardening through the Curriculum


This event is an opportunity to meet local experts and learn about how outdoor learning and sustainability can be delivered through the curriculum.

Delegates will have the opportunity to explore Meanwood Valley Urban Farm's unique setting and find out about their partnership work with schools.

There will also be chance to meet our local experts and champions for growing food in schools including Leeds Edible Schools Sustainability Network (LESSN), Feed Leeds and Grow to School. Find out where you can access further resources to help you embed food growing as part of your curriculum, ethos and food culture. 


A recent Ofsted review (obesity, healthy eating and physical activity in primary schools, 2018) highlights the importance of food education and learning, and the role schools can take in providing children with a solid body of knowledge to make healthy choices. As part of the statutory Design & Technology curriculum, pupils should be taught about where their food comes from and develop an understanding of seasonality and farming.

This event will include practical information and support for schools around how to grow and meet curriculum requirements as well as advice on accessing resources and funding.  


Ensure your school is meeting statutory requirements within the curriculum

  • Learn how to engage pupils with where their food comes from
  • Find out about resources and teaching materials for growing
  • A chance to meet local experts and experienced gardeners
  • Share best practice for embedding growing through a whole school approach
  • Understand how to use food produce in schools
  • Gain ideas for growing with little or no outside space
  • Find out how to access farm visits and in-school support



  • Course length: Half day
  • Theme: Healthy Eating
Date: Monday, 09 March 2020 13:30
Venue: Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, Sugar Well Road, Meanwood, Leeds, LS7 2QG.
No SLA Price: £125.00
Full SLA Price: FREE