Small gardens, ideal for small hands
Bag Gardens are a type of African garden that Send a Cow teaches families how to make in Africa. They are also a great way to get your pupils involved in a growing project, learning about healthy eating and life in an African country - with plenty of related resources and images to help you. These mini-gardens make the most of soil, compost and waste water, are easy to weed and can be grown in schools. Use the link below to find out more - and order a Bag Garden Starter Kit for £12, or call us on 01225 874222.
Animations and child-friendly information about Bag Gardens
A great way to introduce your kids to African Bag Gardens. On this area of our Cowforce website, we meet Mr Tomato Head, a gameshow host who loves plants! He takes the user through what Bag Gardens are all about in a comic strip, how you can make one in an animation and all about the competition through a clip from the Tomato Head show.
Three case studies of how Bag Gardens help families
These simple stories show how using Bag Gardens can really help families grow more food. They can be easily understood by children and printed out to use as part of an African Gardens display. The ‘Gardens background’ file helps set the scene to our work. Elias and Julia can also be seen on the Cabbages and Cowpats DVD using their Keyhole Garden.
Some ideas for further learning
Some suggestions of how you can add some extra learning to a Bag Garden project - making comparisons with life in the UK and helping children learn about the challenges that children in African countries face.
Explaining the what, how and why of Bag Gardens
These Powerpoints show what Bag Gardens are all about, how they are useful for African families and why they are a great idea for children in the UK to make. Pictures are included of children in the UK and Africa making gardens. They are a good way of introducing Bag Gardens to your pupils.
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