‘Nurture fresh thinking for a healthy world’
Seed Harvest Spoon is a registered Not for Profit operating from Sydney’s Inner West. We are passionate about sustainability, education, health and communities.
A world where all children can reach their full potential as healthier and environmentally aware citizens.
We engage with children and their educational settings to deliver outdoor learning programs that:
- Educate in food growing and sharing
- Promote biodiversity
- Enhance community health and wellbeing
- Support and grow connection to land through acknowledgment and engagement with indigenous educators
- Support community development and capacity building
We believe in the myriad benefits of outdoor learning for children as evidenced by research. We believe that involving students in gardening activities and natural settings in schools through collaborative, hands-on, cross-curriculum, student-centred learning gives these benefits:
enjoyment, relaxation and lower stress levels
stewardship and care of the natural environment
enhanced physical, cognitive and emotional development
better performance across all learning areas, connecting theory with practice
• Personal and social
improved attendance, improved behaviour, reduced playground accidents, reduced boredom, reduced bullying and vandalism.
We want children and their communities to experience the connections between people, plants, animals and insects and how we all rely on the same basic needs – air, food, water and shelter in a shared space. Understanding this web of life and natural cycles allows children to identify their place in the world and can be very empowering.
We believe learning about nature, outside in a natural setting provides many opportunities for hands-on experience – engaging all the senses and catering for a broad range of learning styles.