School gardens provide an ideal, cross-curriculum, learning environment for students. Students have to plan a garden, picking the most appropriate indoor and outdoor spot. By choosing vegetables that are typical of the given culture students will be able to carry out scientific experiments such as taking soil samples, charting weather patterns, temperature, determining nutrient requirements for the given plant, etc. In addition they will also examine how the plant is represented in the arts, prose and poetry, painting and sculpture, music, folk art, folklore, etc. These make up the Science and Culture elements of the project.
To do this and to make the students more interested Inquiry Based Learning and Project Based Learning are utilized. The students are thus far more involved in determining the content of their work. Resulting in higher levels of interest and a higher caliber of work.
An international element can be implemented as well. One in which partners can compare their results in the Culture and Science blocks using e-Twinning or other means. Further objectives of implying these Good Practices on an international level is for the students to have a better understanding of European values and culture, resulting in them becoming more tolerant and well-rounded European citizens, better problem solving skills. Carrying out project tasks they will become interested in what the partners schools have done, resulting in communication.