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Session 13 Profit - Growing your own food Lesson plan

OVERVIEW: This session teaches about the individual and social profits that can occur for a garden owner.

PURPOSE: To understand the potential beneifts of setting up and owning a micro-garden.


  1. Understand how a garden can help a family survive
  2. Understand the potential social benefits of a garden
  3. Know the possible rewards of garden ownership

RESOURCES/MATERIALS: In the practical the students examine how their ownership of a garden can help a community. They look at how they can help each other in this process of building and operating gardens.


Garden Profits

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Grant Proposals


  1. Present the slides for garden profits
  2. Take time for questions from the students or comments
  3. Do a practical with the students to examine how their gardens can help their families and their communities
  4. Meet for a review of the material

Slide Shows

  • 13.1 Economic Profits
  • 13.1 Social profit of the garden
  • 13.3 Marketing the garden produce
  • TYING IT TOGETHER: At the end of the session, the student should be able to understand how a garden has profits for themselves and their community.

    Revised: 1 January 2005
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