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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.
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