Annotated Suggested Readings

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Page, A. (2012) Food Growing in Schools Taskforce Report, March 2012

This report provides an overview of evidence on the benefits of food growing in schools, provides illustrative case studies and makes recommendations about ways to include all members of the school community in the process.


Williams, D.R. and Scott Dixon, P.S. (2013) Impact of garden-based learning on academic outcomes in schools: Synthesis of research between 1990 and 2010. Review of Educational Research, 83(2): 211–35.

This text provides a research review of the impact of garden-based learning on academic outcomes in schools. It shows direct positive academic outcomes in science, maths and language arts and other positive outcomes of children and young people’s social and emotional development.