We know that three quarters of our school members run a weekly gardening club and that gardening is a regular activity for the many groups that belong to the Campaign too. Clubs are a fantastic way of providing open access to gardening for children and young people. They enable transformation of uninspiring grey areas to thriving green spaces in school and increasingly, in the locality. They are led by passionate individuals, dedicated to inspiring young people to learn new skills, to eat healthily and to make a positive contribution to their environment and community.
We want to support everyone who works to keep gardening clubs going, week in, week out. A Year in Your School Gardening Club is full of fun projects and activities to help you keep your gardening club flourishing in all weathers and seasons throughout the year. If you have just set up a club and are relatively new to gardening, you will learn all the basic horticultural skills you need to get children actively growing as well as key points of health and safety. If you're an established gardening club leader, there will be plenty of new ideas to inspire you.
After the course you will receive ongoing support by email with suggested resources and have access to a social media page to discuss and share your ideas.
- Know what is needed to set up and run a successful, sustainable school gardening club.
- Be able to plan a full programme of fun, creative indoor and outdoor activities, week in, week out throughout the year.
- Learn basic skills of soil preparation, sowing, plant establishment and maintenance to support your club activities.