Shelf Life CPD for Primary & Secondary Teachers
Find out all about the wonderful world of plants via the award-winning Shelf Life project and learn how it can help your students
About this event
Find out all about the wonderful world of plants via the award-winning Shelf Life project and learn how it can help you and your students understand more about:
- Urban gardening
- Plant life-cycles
- Recycling and sustainable living
- Folklore and multicultural uses of plants
- Nutrition and more
- In this practical session, you will be given the skills and know-how to try this in your classroom to create a beautiful and effective teaching tool about the importance of plants in our lives.
Shelf Life was devised by Michael Holland whilst Head of Education at Chelsea Physic Garden, London. In 2004, it featured at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and has subsequently popped up in various other places -from Hammersmith, Mexico, Melbourne and many places in between.
Basically, plants are grown in the product packaging that corresponds to the ingredients, such as an orange plant growing in a carton of orange juice, or a bean plant from a tin of baked beans.
After 25 years at Chelsea Physic Garden, Michael is now a freelance educator and his first book ‘I Ate Sunshine for Breakfast’ (a compendium of plants for children) came out in April 2020. He is an avid wildlife gardener and is passionate about engaging people with nature. http://www.growingunderstandings.co.uk