‘Outdoor learning’ breeds a new generation of gardeners

Byways Derbyshire, derbyshire magazine, gardens derbyshire

‘Outdoor learning’ at one Matlock school over the past decade has created a new generation of gardeners – and boosted school dinners too, as Penny Bunting reports.

THERE CAN BE NO DOUBT that having access to green spaces is good for us. In studies it has been shown, for example, that hospital patients recover more quickly if they have a view of trees from their window. And other studies have proved that regular contact with the natural environment can reduce stress, obesity, asthma and heart disease…