Short description / Brève description

The aims of the project are defined in a video of the activity: “presentation”
Organic Garden project is from the ideas as follows: Different countries grow the same vegetables, and try to find the differences among them. Weather and climate change affect the vegetables growing and insect’s existence.
Let the students be aware of the problems we need to face in this century--- food shortage and difficulties of harvesting.
Find the stories behind the food, teach people to eat healthfully, prevent from chemicals using, and stimulate the students to do something helpful for the world.
Learn to respect our food, try to grow vegetables with left-over or throw-away vegetables from school kitchen, and create a new small paradise in our campus.
Combine the strength from the communities and achieve this dream.
This is the Organic Garden Dream


Pedagogical Innovation and Creativity / Innovation et créativité pédagogique

The history of the project is presented in the activity: “A sustainable project”
It started on eTwinning in 2009 with “Save the world, Save the garden project”, followed by “Organic Garden Dream Europe” (2013-2015)
The originality of the project is that the collaboration with eTwinning schools (France, Italy, Greece, Scotland, Slovenia, Turkey) and eTwinning+ schools (Azerbaijan, Ukraine) is extended to other European schools (Russia), Africa (Mali), Asia (Taiwan, Pakistan, China), America (Colombia), Oceania (Australia)

Curricular integration / Intégration au programme d'études

The activities related to the school garden , are integrated in all the schools curriculum (chemistry, biology, geology, technology, geography,and sustainable development), and can be adapted to all levels (primary, secondary, vocational schools) and any conditions (primary school for aborigen children in central Australia, club for children in the urban area of Shenzhen China, practical adult training in Mali, organic farm associated to a Model School System in Pakistan)

Communication and exchange between partner schools (max. 200 words) *
How did you organise the communication between you and your partners?
What communication activities did you design for or with your pupils for sharing the work of each class on the themes of the project?
6 videoconferences, have been organized to communicate between European, Asian, African, Oceanian and South American schools. [ organization : Taiwan (5) , France (1) ]



Collaboration between partner schools / Coopération entre les écoles partenaires

3 collaborative activities : Tomatoes, Narcissus, Sunflower
In the Tomatoe activity, students could compare in a wiki the different steps of the culture of tomatoes (Sowing,Transplanting, Planting, Growing, Harvesting)
In 2014 and 2015, the narcissus activity is published in a blog. Students planted bulbs at home and created articles to post photos at different stage of growing. 2 schools planted bulbs, live, during a videoconference on December 16th (2 other schools that couldn’t be on line planted them on the same day)
On march 2015, we started a new activity, sowing sunflower seeds, in 3 schools.


Creative use of ICT / Créativité dans l’utilisation des TIC.

Using a simple tool (audacity) the french students edited mp3 files of a song to create an interactive karaoke table. It was well appreciated by the students from Ioannina(Greece) and Saint Thomas (Scotland) learning French language.
The partners have been keen to properly present the different activities in the twinspace, with an ergonomic navigation



Results and Benefits / Résultats et bénéfices

Without doubt, the garden productions are the greatest satisfaction for students.
Many students, have been well integrated in the outdoor activities, increasing their self esteem
The cultivation of the garden is now perpetuated in many schools

Other Awards / Autres récompenses


French National Quality Label 

Félicitations ! Le label de qualité vient d'être attribué à votre travail dans eTwinning.

Un projet ambitieux conduit pendant trois ans avec de nombreux partenaires.
L'idée du projet est de faire pousser des plantes dans chaque pays et comparer l'évolution des plantations et la vie qui s'organise autour. Les partenaires réalisent des activités créatives et interactives à partir de cette idée simple.
Il serait intéressant de mettre plus en valeur les productions intermédiaires et finales internationales en les réunissant dans un livre virtuel ou un diaporama (comme fait pour les productions françaises).De même, nous serions curieux de savoir comment les partenaires ont agi en fonction des envois des autres, par exemple pour la chanson "savez-vous planter des choux ?".
Félicitations pour ce projet dans lequel les élèves français ont l'air de s'être beaucoup investis.

Sincères salutations,


UK National Quality Label

 “Congratulations on your Quality Label for Organic Garden Dream Europe. This is a fun, interactive and educational using nature and gardening to promote intercultural communication. The activities were planned and implemented in a very creative way, stimulating the use of different skills. I especially liked the slides and pictures produced of the gardens and plants. The project activities stimulated pupils` creativity. Activities made use different online tools to illustrate work which has resulted in a very well used TwinSpace. There is a strong use of communication and collaboration with partners”