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.

Slow Food® Barbados Educational Gardens Programme

What We Do

To date Slow Food Barbados has installed 17 gardens in 16 schools and institutions throughout the island.  

As we grow, we will not only add new gardens but continue to support and expand our existing gardens. The goal of the programme is to support garden committees and their volunteers to become more effective in creating and sustaining school gardens in their community.

Garden Support

Slow Food Barbados offers support in Train the Trainers workshops, resources, access to professionals, fundraising design layout and implementation of the garden as well as assistance with integrating the garden into the existing curriculum.

Creating A Menu

Additionally, once the garden is established, we provide guidance on how to set up a farmers’ market and create dialog with the school canteen to work toward creating menu options for the students made with what is grown by them on site.

Focus For the Year

Our 2019/2020 themes 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:

Our list of schools and institutions involved include:

  1. A Dacosta Edwards Primary School

    Alleyne Secondary School

    Ellerton Primary School

    Girls Government Industrial School

    Gordon Walters Primary School

    Hilda Skeene Primary School

    Luther Thorne Memorial Primary School

    Milton Lynch Primary School

    Nature Fun Ranch

    Princess Margaret Secondary School

    Providence Elementary School

    Sharon Primary School

    St. Angela’s Primary School

    St. Gabriel’s Primary School

    St. George Secondary School

    St. Luke’s Academy 

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Educational Gardens