24/04/2012 5:05

Introducing the newest interactive resource from the Tessa Roses’ EYLF and Outdoor Environment Information Series – “A comprehensive guide to growing vegetables” 

To purchase a book simply contact the Publications Officer for payment and download details.

Each book in the Early Years Learning Framework and Outdoor Environment Information Series is specifically written for educators and parents who wish to help develop high quality early childhood environments that address how naturalistic play and playspaces can be used to meet each of the five EYLF learning outcomes. The primary aim of the books is to enable educators and parents to ‘foster children’s capacity to understand and respect the natural environment and the interdependence between people, plants, animals and the land.’

This guide provides specific information for educators and parents who wish to introduce the concepts of the growth and care of edible vegetables to children. The book specifically addresses  vegetation growth, taste, smell and texture, universal access, children’s tools and participation, climatic planting zones, positioning plants within your playspace, a global perspective on different types of gardens, construction of the garden, propagation methods, preparation for planting, specific information on appropriate vegetables to plant, organic methods to feed and protect your vegetables, harvesting, preserving  and information about plant and seed suppliers worldwide.

View a preview here. Note: This will take you to another page, you cannot download the document from that page. To purchase the document see above.   

The medium we have chosen for all our publications is as eBooks (.pdf). This is because compared to mass hard cover printings they are eco-friendly, accessible globally via the internet, easily updateable and available to all cultures because of their pricing. The format allows room for greater interactivity, permitting us to provide links to videos, free presentations and forms in addition to websites and organisations that provide expert information and knowledge. We view all our books as living documents and anyone, anywhere who uses them is invited to provide additional information (specific to their geographic location, problems, successes, challenges and solutions etc.) which we’re happy to include in subsequent versions along with their attribution details.

To purchase a book simply follow the link on the preview document.
Tess Michaels