The Grow it Global project
Grow it Global has taken thousands of young people out of the classroom and onto UK farms for practical, fun sessions on sustainable living and food issues in the UK and Uganda.
During their Grow it Global experience, children and young people meet farmers (and when possible, visiting Ugandan farmers) on UK farms that have built mini Ugandan farmyards. The farmers get young people involved in practical tasks around food and sustainability and demonstrate African gardening techniques that are easy enough for children to adopt at school or home. Teachers have access to resource packs so that pupils can then go on to learn more about the lives of children in east Africa and build their own African gardens.
Grow it Global farms
We are currently working with the farms on the map below; if you are local to any of them, please arrange a visit for a fantastic day learning all sorts of new things from their Ugandan farmyard. Even if you are not local to these farms, any school or group can run their own version of Grow it Global by using our resources and linking up to a willing farm - visit the resources page to see what's involved and contact us for some advice (we can't provide a Ugandan farmer though!).
“Grow it Global gets children outdoors and growing vegetables, but with the wonderful added bonus that they are learning about food, climate change and poverty at the same time."
Ongoing learning and support
After five successful years, and having expanded to include more farms and schools in the South West and Herefordshire, we are now looking at how we can develop the project and would love to work with any farm and funding partners who share our vision and values. The initial project was funded by a DFID grant, and was based around the themes of food production, sustainable development, climate change and life in the UK and Uganda.
View Grow it Global Farms in a larger map