Nature of Outdoor Classrooms
Join us at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden
Show for a special workshop featuring last year’s Kevin Heinze Perpetual Award
winning school Bonbeach Primary School sharing their garden program journey,
two key note presenters, industry expert Tim Sansom to answer questions and
provide advice for growing successful gardens and time to view the show.
Key Note Presenters
Sarah Hadgrove is a horticulturalist and landscape designer with a specialist focus on green roofs and walls. She conducts regular workshops for councils and in schools on a variety of gardening and environment related topics.
Topic: Gardening for Small Spaces in Schools The talk will largely focus on vertical gardening with
edibles, using recycled and low budget materials. A variety of small space
gardening ideas will be offered to teachers to use in schools. Project examples
and demonstration modules will be used to highlight the importance of site
considerations, good design and appropriate maintenance. The workshop component
will include the opportunity for participants to get their hands dirty and help
build a small demonstration vertical garden using recycled materials.
Erica Gurner of HumaNature Connect specialises in facilitating deep learning
experiences for organisations and groups with a focus on nature and wellbeing.
Topic: Connecting to Gardens and
Nature using the Respectful Relationship Curriculum. The new curriculum resource
Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships (RRRR) has many activities that
can be modified easily to focus-on or utilise nature, thus improving not just
relationships with one self and others but also relationships with oneself,
others and nature. This hands-on workshop will focus on adapting and trialling
these activities. Participants will leave with ideas for activities they can do
in the garden that relate to topics 1-5 of the RRRR curriculum.
View show: 3.00pm -5.00pm
$120 includes entry into MIFGS ($29.90), lunch and
Royal Exhibition Building
Entry via Gate 1 off Nicholson Street, Carlton
As we are now using a new booking system. You will need to ring NGIV on 9576 0599 to obtain your log in details. Please have your credit card ready.
If you have any questions please contact Tania Karamitos - VSGA Program Co-ordinator
Phone: 9576 0599