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Container Gardens For Schools - Instaplanta

by Malcolm Simpson
(Leeds, England UK)

Kids planting into our planting pods

Kids planting into our planting pods

Kids planting into our planting pods
Our Kids using the double ork station
Taking the planting pods under cover before the rain comes!!

Children love messing about in gardens and getting their hands dirty! Gardening is healthy, sociable and fun, and helps children learn about nature and the environment. Introducing children to gardening from an early age helps them understand where food comes from and research from the RHS suggests it can help improve pupils’ academic achievement, behaviour and self confidence.

Not all schools have the space or the resources to create a permanent outside garden and even the smallest traditional garden requires year round labour intensive maintenance. That’s where Instaplanta’s Growing Zones container gardens come into their own and provide the perfect practical and cost effective solution whatever the weather. Growing Zones are unique mobile raised flower, herb or vegetable gardens which can be wheeled safely inside or under cover depending on the weather and the nature of the lesson.

They come with a number of transferable planting pods available in a range of sizes and styles. These can be assigned to an individual child or a group of children to grow and maintain their own flowers, vegetables or herbs and are easy to weed and water. Even better, because the system is totally portable and flexible, the children can take the individual planting pods home for the holidays – one less job for the school caretaker!

Call us today to see how Instaplanta can help your school.

Access and Inclusion

The Instaplanta system is particularly useful for schools which cater for children with special needs as our raised beds come in a range of sizes and can be easily accessed by wheelchair users. The individual planting pods can be transported and placed in any given location, at whatever height is comfortable for the user, by utilising one of our mobile work stations.

See the joy and pride on children’s faces when they’ve successfully grown their own produce and save time and money for your school at the same time.

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Jul 08, 2015
Container Gardens For Schools
by: Jacob

When I was a kid I had a mini garden. My mother Taught me how to plant and take care of them. Every day I was looking for my plants and taking care of my mini garden. I was very very happy when my plants was growing up!

Apr 10, 2015
by: Shekaha

The instaplanta container garden shared here on the webpage is much interesting and it is a very good project for students. Projects like these will help to make our children love Mother Nature. Keep up the good work guys.

Oct 09, 2014
How did it work out?
by: Anonymous

Just wondering how it worked out during the year and whether the children were actually able to eat some of their produce or even sell it on?

Are further such projects running this year?

Keep us informed please!

Jun 06, 2011
Great Idea!
by: Lindsey

Hi, that looks like a great idea to introduce the youngsters to gardening and spending time outside. Well done and I do hope more schools will pick up on these kind of projects!

More photos would be nice ;)

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