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Term One Topics

Garden Rules:
Walk, Stay on the paths if not working on the garden, Listen, Observe, Take care of each other.
Tool Use and Safety

Identifying Vegetables and vegetable family groups

How to harvest fruit and vegetable crops

Identifying the part of the vegetable that we eat: seed, root, seed pod, flower buds, leaves, fruit.

How to save seeds from Summer crops

How to sow seeds in containers and in the ground; spacing and depth

Term Two Topics

Planning the Winter Garden:
How changes to day light, day length, temperature, rain affect growing vegetables.
Crop Rotation.
Physical requirements for growth: sunlight, water, space, support, nutrients.

Compost: what is it, where does it happen, how do we make it, how do we use it.

Cycle of life in the Grove :identifying producers, consumers and decomposers in the garden and their place in the cycle of life.

Term Three Topics

Compost: what is it, where does it happen, how do we make it, how do we use it.

Cycle of life in the Grove: identifying producers, consumers and decomposers in the garden and their place in the cycle of life.

Propagation of herbs from cuttings and division.

Pruning fruit trees ; identifying fruit buds from leaf buds.

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