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School Garden Transformations

Our Children are Our Future

If your plan is for 1 year,
Plant rice...

If your plan is for 10 years,
Plant Trees...

If your plan is for 100 years,
Educate Children!

Existing Education:
2 Dimensional

Children in Playground

Our offer:
5 Dimensional

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School Garden Design and Implementations

We believe that the best investment in our future is to teach our children the importance of Life.
The life of plants, animals, people, the environment. These are all fulfilled in the PERMACULTURE concept.
When our children plant a seed, grow that plant and harvest the fruit, they can understand through the process how to care about all living things.

  • We use Permaculture Ethics, Principles and Techniques to create naturally friendly, edible and productive environments.

  • We create soil with depth, fertility and moisture in a sustainable way

  • We create playful, adventurous and sustainable school gardens.

Towards Nature Design & Landscaping company has been nominated for the OBS Laterna Magica School project, ​by the European Commission in their research within 100 European cities. This school has been listed in Urban Atlas under Nature Based Solutions.


Some of our projects

School Projects

Our Offer

  • School Garden Design & Implementations
  • Vegetable & Educative Garden Design & Implementations
  • Balcony & Terraces, Educative Gardens, Design & Implementations

Some of our School Garden Products & Services


CUSTOMISED DESIGNS with using Permaculture Techniques: 
Environmentally rich, sustainable, resilient, edible, educational, adventurous, hand designed School Gardens

Hand drawing Permaculture designs, based on Permaculture & school management's feedback

After design implementation; using more than 10 years of Permaculture experience & knowledge

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HUGELBED (A Permaculture Technique) : 
School Gardens with Ground depth, Rainwater Storage, Reuse, Recycle & Nutrient rich soil

Hugelbed (or Hugelculture) is a Permaculture technique. It means, burrying organic materials, such as wood pieces, woodchips, under the earth layer that Rainwater is absorbed when available and stored, and eventually, it is provided to above plants when the plants need water. Plants suck the rainwater from the burried organic materials along with the nutrients from them. This water & nutrients mix boosts the plants growth and provides resilient environment to the area during dry periods, especially during the school holidays, because no irrigation needed at those periods.

Below ground investment with wood & earth

Above ground investment with good plant selection

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Hugelbox is a Towards Nature creation based on Hugelbed technique from Permaculture. The same technique is used for creating planting containers/boxes. (Please see above text for Hugelbed)

- A Self sufficient, Rainwater Harvesting Hugelbox structure(4 x 4mt), berries, flowers & herbs,
- Study table (in the middle of the structure)
- Pergola with climbing plants(flowers or edible climbing plants)


 HUGELBOX & Climbing Plants on the Wall: 
- A Self sufficient, Rainwater Harvesting Hugelbox with edible plants, flowers, herbs, berries
- Trellis & Climbing plants (Flowers or edible climbing plants)


COMPOSTING Structure with Rainwater Harvesting: 
An easy way of teaching the students about Composting, recycle, reuse organic wastes in a Compartmentalised way. Sliding doors enables students to easily turn over the organic wastes to the next compartment and so on. It comes with a Rainwater Harvesting roof to collect the rainwater, it saves to a rain barrel. 


We also provide Composting workshops for schools. It is more effective for the secondary schools.
Workshop Content:
- General overview of Composting & Composting techniques
- Hot Composting Theory & Practice (Team building Activity)
- Compartmentalised Composting Theory & Practice (Team Building Activity)


Adventurous, playful willow tunnel. Cool place to be, playing in the nature, experiencing the green dome. It is perfect structure for Primary Schools


SCHOOL HEDGES & BORDERS with Permaculture: 
Around the School borders, walls & middle ground, we design and create Hedges, Flower beds, Tree pits with berries, flowers, herbs, pollen rich plantation with our 10 years of experience & knowledge.


Growing beds with Hugelbed technique. Vegetable gardens with success. Children friendly guidline borders that the growing bed surface/earth is not walked by the children, which compacts the earth and therefore unsuccessful results occur. Hugelbed technique is used that School management do not need to invest any irrigation systems, because it is self irrigated & naturally self fertilised by the organic materials under the earth surface. Summer holidays is No longer an irrigation problem for the schools. 



We recommend this product for secondary schools. If there is space available in the school garden or in an Educational School garden, we offer you to design & create a Food Forest. 
What is a Food Forest ? How much space do you need ?
A food forest is a management technique or land management system that mimics the ecosystem of a forest by planting edible trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals. Fruit and nut trees are part of the top floor, while the berry bushes, edible perennials and annuals are part of the lower levels.
We recommend at least 100 mt2 space to create a forest feeling & environment but a Tiny Food Forest can also be created for less mt2 availability for only educational purposes.
Permaculture Techniques?
Yes! We use Hugelbed technique for the ground establishment of the Food Forest, which gives us the advantage of no-irrigation, no-fertilisers freedom. The trees can have good rooting possibility, shrubs and other ground covers can survive the dry seasons with success. 
Also we create Rainwater Harvesting, storing, reuse & recycling structures, such as directing the building rainwater to a rainwater container and link the excess water to a pond(child protected), and to the ground that irrigation system is created naturally, organically.
Companion Planting is also a Permaculture technique. We use plant combinations, which works together well, edible & pollinating, along with the Nutrient Accumulators.
Nitrogen Fixing plants are our favourite items in the plant list. Those specifically selected shrubs & plants help other surrounding plants by root systems & mycellium nutrient transfer system in the forest environment.


FIRST in The Netherlands,
A School Food Forest: 

Yes! We are proud to announce that we made a leading creation in the Netherlands with designing & implementing the first Food Forest in a Schoolyard. Transforming the bike forest in to a Food Forest step by step. The 1st Phase has been planted in Vathorst College, Amersfoort!

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