Edible Education

Engaging food and sustainability education through creativity and participation.

It is the Edible Education mission to:

  • inspire waste reduction by promoting an understanding of the food system and helping participants identify the vast array of natural resources we are wasting every time we put food in the bin
  • build an appreciation of the true value of food believing this to be a  pathway to greater interest in the environment, sustainability and a desire to make choices which are healthy for the planet as well as themselves
  • motivate active citizenship among young people through the development of skills and self confidence

Edible Education offers a variety of programmes which can be tailored to suit the ages, setting and ambitions of the group.

  • An 8 week to term long, after school programme for 10 – 15 students in a school or youth centre. Participants learn about the food supply chain including what causes waste and what waste causes. They work collaboratively on the design and delivery of a campaign or small event to motivate waste reduction in their school and local community.
  • A half or full day set of lessons for KS2 or KS3 which teach the students about how food is produced and enthuses them to value food for what it truly costs people and the planet. Everyone can participate in some food preparation and parents and teachers are invited to celebrate the food at the end of the day.
  • Previous programmes include the inaugural School Feast Learning Journey, an immersive, hands on workshop which launched Edible Education in 2014.

Please note, This is Rubbish does not currently have funding to run any free educational workshops currently and it is reviewing the educational offer post covid-19.

Our vision of success… To create a new norm in which people instinctively avoid food waste and act in the interests of the global community and the environment, understanding the true value of food. Through enjoyment and engagement, young people will regard a sustainable food system as a necessity and care about the interrelated, wider social and environmental issues the world is facing. Young people will:

  • seek to make sustainable lifestyle choices which have positive implications for the environment and global community
  • be inspired to lead environmental and social change, particularly to discourage pre-consumer food waste in a variety of ways

To find out how you, your school or educational setting can get involved please contact us;