Welcome to the ‘Teachers’ section of the Australian Organic Schools website.
On this site you will find free, easy-to-use, educational resources suitable for use in primary and middle years.
- Your school garden
Seven comprehensive units of work (including background information, lesson plans, activity sheets and extra resources) to help you start and maintain a school garden. Topics covered include planning, soil health, planting, mulching, watering, harvesting and much more.
- Organic for body, brain and bounce
A unit of work (including background information, lesson plans, activity sheets and extra resources) aimed at educating students about good nutrition and the benefits of consuming organic produce.
- From the farm to me
Two units of work, both including background information, lesson plans, activity sheets and extra resources. ‘Organic farming’ introduces the process of becoming a certified organic producer and explains the ins and outs of organic farming. ‘Where does my food come from?’ explores the origins of food and how it gets from the farm to people’s tables.
- Case studies
Here you will find case studies about various organic farms and producers. There is a video, lesson suggestions and activity sheets to accompany each case study.
You and your students are also certain to enjoy the School stories that showcase what other schools are doing with their school gardens and the Fun student activities section which has some great activities for students.
Finally, in Partners and sponsors you can meet the fantastic partners, sponsors and ambassadors associated with Australian Organic Schools.