For millions of city-dwelling Australians it can be a challenge finding space for a garden. City gardens offer solutions to real world problems: biodiversity loss, pollution, fresh food supply, warming environments, well-being and much more!
In this virtual session, students will work with a Gardens Educator to identify environmental challenges in cities and explore potential solutions through a range of vertical garden designs used in the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. After the excursion, students will be challenged to use the design process in designing their own sustainable garden that will survive and produce food in a small space!
- Students will develop an understanding of why gardens in the city are important by exploring a variety of vertical garden designs
- They will experience the construction of a small space garden that provides food through live demonstration, before engaging 21st Century thinking skills to begin designing a small space garden for their home or school using recycled materials!
- Students will also address the challenge of garden designs in highly urbanised areas