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This presentation was given as part of the 'Building Socially Responsible Institutions' Summit at the EAUC-Scotland Conference 2017 by Severine Monvoisin, Community Garden Coordinator, Edinburgh College.
This presentation highlights how the Community Garden at Edinburgh College is positively impacting on the college students as well as the wider community, for whom the Garden may be their first engagement with further education. The Garden attract people from primary school age up to age 80+, and has benefits for health and wellbeing.
Important links to the curriculum are created for students, which equip students with transferable core and employability skills, as well as greater sustainability understandings.
However there are capacity and funding issues, and measuring success is difficult.
The Green Gown Award Video created for this project in 2015 can be found here.
EAUC-Scotland held their fourth conference on the 22nd February 2017 at the University of Stirling. Find all resources from the Conference using the tag EAUCS2017, and find out more about the event on the Conference webpages.
Find the other resources from the 'Building Socially Responsible Institutions' Summit here.
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