Educational Food Landscapes: Developing Design Guidelines for School Gardens
Elizabeth Nowatschin's Master of Landscape Architecture thesis (2014), entitled Educational Food Landscapes: Developing Design Guidelines for School Gardens, was a qualitative exploratory investigation into the use of gardening as a teaching tool for primary and secondary schools. Liz collected data from the literature, a school garden web scan, School Garden Network profiles, school garden guides and manuals, photographs and key informant interviews. Analysis of the data resulted in design guidelines that will aid schools, stakeholders and landscape architects in improving existing school gardens and designing future successful, multifunctional, inclusive and educational food landscapes. Liz worked with Dr. Karen Landman and Dr. Erin Nelson, who are part of the Nourishing Communities research team. Liz has converted her thesis to a booklet that can be accessed on the Nourishing Communities website.
Elizabeth Nowatschin giving presentation at MLA design studio crit.