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Educational Guide

The Rooftop Garden Project team is proud to present the pedagogical guide Roots Around the World. Through a series of practical, critical and creative educational activities, it allows students in the three cycles of primary school to discover and reflect upon what is at stake in urban agriculture. Beautifully illustrated, this guide will take you from the fridge to the garden, from local action to global thinking.

The Rooftop Garden Project has been encouraging citizens to get involved in creating new green, edible spaces for communities, both locally and internationally. At the heart of these communities are their schools, a fertile ground where young citizens “grow”. Because of the generous and creative nature of edible gardening, we believe it is an excellent way to get students to think about their relationship with their physical and social environment.

Beyond explaining how our food goes “from field to table”, we would like to foster a culture of citizen involvement and solidarity. We sincerely hope these educational activities sow the seeds of a community garden project in your schoolyard. A garden that reflects the rich diversity in which plants from all horizons may be cultivated and shared. We would be happy to work with you as you set down deep roots in your community.

You can print the pdf for free.
Paper copies are available for 30 $ can plus shipping and handling. You can order them at
Also availalble on DVD for 5 $ plus shipping and handling

We would love to get feedback from your experience with the guide. Please send your comments to


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