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Research project

Growing Wild Citizens @ school

Project overview

This action-oriented project encourages children to take a citizen science approach to thinking about the food they eat, and how to grow food plants in their school grounds in a sustainable way. The children monitor how their food plants grow, while considering their impact on health and wellbeing and on the environment. The focus aligns with our research on the problematic supply of nutrients in the UK, and government policies on environmentally friendly food production, and links with the Southampton Healthy High 5 Award initiative. The children also develop skills to communicate their new knowledge and experiences within their community.


Lead researcher

Doctor Jenny Baverstock

Principal Enterprise Fellow

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