In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis calls on humanity to work together to care for our Common Home. He reminds us that education is an important tool to enable future generations to protect God’s creation.

This inspired us to produce a short video about gardening in schools. It is called “Connect, Care, Share: Our Common Home”, and it explores the vital role gardens play in connecting communities and creating a common home, in the schoolyard and beyond. It was produced with the assistance of Clare Maloney, who has worked with school gardening programs for many years, and was filmed in NSW at Mamre House, St Mary’s and St Patrick’s Primary, Blacktown.

The video is also supported by a PowerPoint presentation (which can be downloaded below), offering practical guidance and support for school gardening.

If you are interested in learning more about how to start composting and and worm farming in your community, please email us at

Connect, Care, Share: Gardening Resource (ppt)
View other