Every year we launch the Allotment Club Funding Programme that enables us to donate growing equipment to schools and help a new generation of gardeners get started on their growing journey. We exist primarily to benefit a community and pursue a social purpose, assisting schools in achieving a whole-school approach to health and well-being.
Our programme encourages children to connect with nature at an early age and gives them the tools they need to create an interest and understanding of cultivation and the origin of food. We help educate, nurture and improve their relationship with food and horticulture, allowing them to experience the joy of playing, cultivating and growing together.
Growing up in our increasingly urbanised world, many people never actually see where their food comes from. Kitchen gardens, school gardens, and urban gardens can help solve the problem and reconnect kids to nature. The process promotes creativity, resourcefulness, discipline and perseverance. It is a wonderful preparation for life, rewards practical confidence, and helps cultivate mental well-being and physical health.
As a teaching environment, vegetable growing can provide access to the complete ecological cycle of growing food. It is a remarkable teaching tool in sustainability and social engagement and can feed people good healthy, nutritious food for free!
Our ambition is to collectively augment the school's food service with fresh food grown in school gardens to enrich children's lives and change how society thinks about food. Having children directly involved in the management of school kitchen gardens means they can learn about waste management issues, composting, soil health, biodiversity restoration, regenerative agriculture, conserving our environment and understanding the true meaning of organic foods.
As well as the health benefits, edible plants green our concrete streets, support pollinators and bring people together.
Let's grow good things together.