I Can Grow

Small changes to make a big difference

Grow for a purpose

I Can Grow provides a chance for young people to discover and explore the benefits of gardening, not only to them, but also to their local community and the wider world.

The project is designed to empower young people, allowing them to create a campaign, using plants, to shout about the environmental and social issues they believe in.

How it works...

Registration for I Can Grow packs is now closed. If you would still like to carry out the project with either primary or secondary aged children, you can download the digital version of our project guide, which contains everything you need to know to get going! The project guide is full of resources and ideas on how to get your class or group thinking about, and eventually sharing their campaign.

You can also download a digital event poster and speech bubble to help with your project.

I Can Grow is designed to be led by your young people as much as possible so, using the digital project guide, encourage them to think how they could use plants to solve a problem or support a cause that means something to them.

They should try and link their cause to one or more of the following themes. Click the images to find out more about each specific theme.

I Can Grow...



Make some noise!

Once your class or group has chosen their theme and specific cause or issue, they should get to work and show why it’s important to grow plants for that reason, by:

  • creating a campaign - this will actively inspire others to get involved and share the ways that plants can play an important role in solving or supporting their chosen cause

We've won awards!

Winner of the Drum Marketing Awards 2017
Winner of the ERA 2017 awards
Winner of the Third Sector 2017 awards