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Education and Learning

Dr Cathy Wilkinson

CEO, Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

Ann Hill

Senior Lecturer , University of Canberra

Bethaney Turner

Associate Professor, Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra

Rachael Walshe

PhD Candidate, James Cook University

Two presentations from Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation and University of Canberra. Bethanay Turner, Rachael Walshe and Ann Hill will be presenting "Growing resilient food futures: Community co-learning in school-based food gardening". Research suggests children learn vital capabilities from school-based food gardening through engaging in a range of positive human and non-human relationships. Garden interactions support children to navigate pressing vulnerabilities, some related to personal and social circumstances, others to planetary crisis, climate change, and food system decline. Yet school gardens are often under-utilised community resources and enacting impactful gardening programs can be difficult for time-poor teachers.