Slow Food Barbados Educational Gardens Programme aims to reconnect youth with where their food comes from by teaching them how to grow, cook and enjoy real food.
Through increased confidence, knowledge gain and skill building, we want to empower children to become active participants in their food choices.
By becoming informed eaters, today’s children will help make a positive impact on the larger world of food and farming well into the future.

SFB Educational Gardens - Reconnecting our Youth with Food!

        What We Do 

To date Slow Food Barbados has installed 17 gardens at 16 schools and institutions across the island. We continue to support and expand our existing gardens. Our goal is to support garden committees and volunteers to become more effective in creating and sustaining school gardens in their communities.

Garden Support

Slow Food Barbados offers support through our “Train the Trainers” workshops. We also offer a host of resources and coordinate  access to professionals, fundraising, design layout, and implementation of the garden. We also offer assistance with integrating the garden into the existing curriculum.

Creating A Menu

Additionally, once the Slow Food Barbados garden is established, we provide guidance and support on setting up a farmers’ market;  and we work with  with the school canteen to create healthy, slow food menu options for the students made with what is grown by them in their school garden.

Focus For the Year

Our themes this year are:

  • Crop rotation
  • Building soil and intercropping.

We’ve increased our partnerships adding Caribbean Permaculture Research Institute (CPRI) providing workshop opportunities for the garden committees by world class instructors and WIRRED’s initiative One Tree for Every Bajan offering fruit trees to school gardens and opportunities to participate in tree planting.

Our list of schools and institutions involved include:

  1. A. Dacosta Edwards Primary School
  2. Alleyne Secondary School
  3. Ellerton Primary School 
  4. Girls Government Industrial School
  5. Gordon Walters Primary School
  6. Hilda Skeene Primary School 
  7. Luther Thorne Memorial Primary School
  8. Milton Lynch Primary School 
  9. Nature Fun Ranch 
  10. Princess Margaret Secondary School 
  11. Providence Elementary School
  12. Sharon Primary School 
  13. St. Angela’s Primary School 
  14. St. Gabriel’s Primary School 
  15. St. George Secondary School 
  16. St. Luke’s Academy