Students understand the principles of regenerative agriculture and how they apply them to a practical example at school. They work in groups to create a plan for a regenerative garden at their school and address the resources, budget and location for their garden.
Note: To participate in this lesson, students will need to have completed some of the other lessons in this unit or will need a good understanding of regenerative agriculture principles and practices.
- understand how to plan and execute regenerative farming practices
- identify how regenerative farming practices can be applied to real-world situations.
- plan a regenerative garden for their school
- apply regenerative farming practices to a real-world situation.
Lesson guides and printables
This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:
- community engagement
- problem solving
Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content descriptions - Geography Year 9
Students learn to:
- understand the challenges to sustainable food production and food security in Australia and appropriate management strategies (AC9HG9K04)
- understand the environmental, economic, and technological factors that impact agricultural productivity, in Australia and a country in Asia (AC9HG9K03)
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability.
Relevant parts of Year 9 Geography achievement standards:
Students analyse the interconnections between people and places and environments. Students analyse strategies to address a geographical phenomenon or challenge using environmental, social or economic criteria.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Target 2.4: By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality
Target 15.3: By 2030, combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium to high - teacher will need to assist students as they plan their garden; some students will need to contact relevant members of staff, structure a budget, scout relevant locations for the garden, and, if possible, begin their garden preparation if you plan to create a garden.
Special thanks to:
This lesson has been developed with the support of the Macdoch Foundation.
Cool.org's curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.