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Growing Schools (an inspiring how-to documentary)
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Growing Schools (An Inspiring How To Documentary)
Project 2014-04-20 12:50:05 +1200
GREAT NEWS!! We asked caring Kiwis to help - our target was $7000 all or nothing and people heard us - we have reached over $7,800 - how about that! SUCCESS - Thank You xx But what if we carry on the momentum and raise an extra $1000 or so with the few days we have left to go? We could make 'Growing Schools' even more powerful
1. For a start we can capture extra footage to make our documentary even more potent - more stories like Oturu School near Kaitaia, where students not only keep extensive gardens but also press their own olive oil and make manuka honey from the school's beehives, building technical and business skills along with respect for nature and healthy eating habits.
2. We can increase the quality of the post production work - things like using sophisticated animated graphics and and original handcrafted music to increase both the educational value and the aesthetic enjoyment.
3. And with some extra funds we can give free copies to schools and community groups in struggling neighbourhoods making sure that everyone can get the benefit of this information and the stories it tells.
Every pledge, no matter how big or small, will collectively help THANK YOU for your considertaion. Please share this appeal with other caring people who might like our project.
This film shows kiwi kids, teachers, parents and whole communities across the nation are making a difference.
This film will make the world a better place!
Growing Schools is a documentary exploring the amazing benefits of gardening and nature immersion, not only for children's health and wellbeing but also for overall achievement and learning outcomes.
It aims to expand the school garden culture in New Zealand and support children to establish a lifelong connection with their food.
In our beautiful country 25% of kids live in households that can't afford enough basic food each week.
Many children struggle with hopelessness and disconnection while being bombarded with 'virtual worlds' and eating food that is creating longterm health problems.
This documentary features teachers, garden facilitators and many exciting initiatives to grow, process and preserve kai.
It is a valuable resource for educational institutions who are interested in learning about the benefits of natural learnscapes, how to link "the garden as a teacher" with curriculum requirements and about the various options of how to transform school grounds into enriching learning environments.
We need your support to complete this production and get this vital information out to the nation, especially all our school communities – now!
Growing Schools is the first of five documentaries produced by the Localising Food Project - a multimedia educational and motivational program encouraging all aspects of local food production, processing and distribution in New Zealand.
Our project facilitates the A-Z of a dynamic local food movement. In doing so we address some of the most compelling social and environmental issues we face as a nation: diet-related illness, family poverty, food insecurity and environmental impacts of a globalised food system.
As you can see in our Growing Schools trailer, we can offer our kids a more life-affirming reality – one which they can co-create hands-on!
Your support will help us cover the costs of getting this documentary completed and into circulation, to help more schools across Aotearoa get their gardens growing.
All work done to date has been achieved by the generosity of private donations and many thousands of voluntary hours of our dedicated team - including a six-month tour of NZ featuring interactive workshops teaching hands-on skills and developing local food resilience action plans, exchanging heirloom seeds, setting up school seedbanks, forming local food networks and filming 230 flourishing local food projects.
We invite you to join us now with your support to spread valuable experiential knowledge through educational DVD's, the interactive multimedia website, social media, media campaigns, television, radio, magazines, launch events and newsletters.
Visit our website localisingfood.com to find out more about the project and view some of our film stories. View our project overview trailer here on youtube.
To get to know our team a bit better visit localisingfood.com/our-team
Sign up for our Newsletter to stay in touch with our flourishing localising food community and interact on our Forum. Also please 'like' and 'share' our work and this campaign through your social media – many thanks. Visit our Facebook Page.
To get to know our team a bit better visit localisingfood.com/our-team.
The Localising Food Project is an initiative of the Institute of Earthcare Education Aotearoa, New Zealand registered charitable trust whose objectives include “enlivening community through sustainable systems design and education.”
Thank you - we are leaping ahead
19/05/2014 at 6:47 PM
Wow! Sunday seems to be a giving day :) Our pledges went up by $1850 from Sat eve till Mon morn! This is such welcome news as its pivotal that we reach our target to enable the Growing Schools documentary to be produced. A successful Pledgeme campaign will enable us to get it completed and launched by Spring, inspiring schools across the nation to get seeds in the ground and their local food revolution underway.
Thank you so much to all our pledgers who have got us to today's total. We now need to keep our momentum going to reach our final target - and hopefully beyond. So please do circulate our campaign if you will esp to your FB contacts - here is a line and the url you can copy and paste and share .....
Our KIDS.....Their FOOD.....Our FUTURE! Growing Schools is a documentary showcasing empowered kiwi kids transforming their school grounds into abundant food gardens. How powerful is that for these kids and our future? Check the Growing Schools Pledgeme campaign to find out...https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/2054
Thanks again and best wishes from me and the Localising Food Project Team
Find out more about the Localising Food project and meet some of the team.
16/05/2014 at 2:27 PM
We have 22 days to go - thank you to everyone who has supported the project so far. We only require 350 people to gift an average of $20 to reach our target. I am sure we all know someone who would love to support the localising food project and plant the seeds for the next generation of gardeners.
Many Thanks Rich.