The Vertical Garden Project is a series of 3 live sessions presented over Zoom. Inspired by the RAEng Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation nominee, Paul Matovu. Paul Matovu is a forester and environmental scientist from Uganda. His work inspired the Engineering a Better World - The Vertical Farm, STEM resource.
The Vertical Garden is a cross-curricular project, first exploring the physical and social geography of Uganda and the difficulty in growing crops. This is related to the student’s local geography where comparisons are made. In the second session the young people learn how to make a simple Vertical Garden, using readily available basic recycled equipment. Between sessions 2 and 3 the young people are encouraged to develop their idea of the vertical garden. Creating a unique and innovative vertical garden the meets the needs of their home.
This project was created by Chris Mossman for ThinkForward’s, DFN-MoveForward programme. The project was supported with the creation of 3 narrated PowerPoints and 2 videos, designed to offer the young people the ability to re-visit the sessions and to give additional young people the opportunity to engage with the project.
|Age Range||All ages.|
|Group Size||Individual or groups.|
|Time Commitment||Three sessions at 1.5 hours each.|
|Equipment||Basic recyclable equipment.|