Resources for schools: Key Stages 3 and 4

Eco friendly packaging and catering

An international manufacturer of "catering disposables...that are made from plants using renewable, lower carbon, recycled or reclaimed materials, and can all be commercially composted with food waste where accepted".

Eden Project Communities

Inspirations and ideas for where you live, for example how to get involved to creating some delicious recipes.

Eden Project School Lesson Plans

Teacher plans for all ages and abilities from simple observation and drawing to basic science and nurturing through to reporting and presentation.


Endeavour is Kew's interactive library of teaching resources all about plant science and the environment. Endeavour's free teaching resources are tailored for pupils in EYFS through to Key Stage 5 (ages 3 to 18).

Growing School Garden Teachers Resource Pack

This resource aims to help all teachers use their school gardens and grounds as a creative learning resource. Contains 22 factsheets and a wall poster.

How To Make a Herb Spiral

Growing your own herbs is a great way to enliven your home grown diet and stay fit and healthy. A herb spiral is one solution for herb growing that you could consider for your garden. In this article we will examine this idea in a little more depth, and you will learn how to make a herb spiral in your garden.

KidsGardening: School Farmers' Markets: Helping Kids and Communities Grow

School farmers' markets provide real-life experiences for student to grow socially, academically, and personally.

KidsGardening: School Gardening

Session Plan: Seed Sowing

Session plan developed by food4families tutors.

Download: Session Plan: Seed Sowing (MS Word format)

Setting up and Running a School Garden - A Manual for Teachers, Parents and Communities

An online manual based on experiences of setting up and running school gardens all over the world. It takes you through all the steps of planning a garden project. There are also lesson plans for children aged 9-14 years which complement garden activities. The appendices include horticultural notes and factsheets on nutrition.

FAO, 2005, KS2-3

Tree Tools for Schools

Resources to support the free Woodland Trust tree pack and inspire pupils with outdoor learning, with activities searchable by topic or Key Stage.