It’s that time of year to apply for your free Get Your Grown-ups Growing pack and start planning your event! And this year we’ve made it even more exciting...
When you apply for your GYGG pack, tell us a little bit about what you’re planning for your event and you could be in with a chance of winning a very special visit from TV gardener David Domoney for your event! A handful of lucky runners up will also win a visit from one of our RHS trained Regional Advisors.
We also have 3,000 GYGG packs to give away this year which includes seeds, stickers and a poster to promote your chosen event. Please note: packs will be sent out at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.
Apply for your GYGG pack and enter the competition now!
To top it all off we will once again be giving one lucky school a fantastic Hartley Botanic Greenhouse once all your GYGG events have finished. Details on how to enter the greenhouse competition will be sent out in November 2014.
Read about Cranberry Academy, winners of GYGG 2013, and see their brilliant new greenhouse!
What is GYGG?
GYGG is an initiative run by the RHS Campaign for School Gardening. Each year we encourage schools to host an event in October where adults from the local community (anyone from parents to grandparents, carers to friends) are invited to help out in the school garden. Events can be a few hours, a whole day, a week, an evening – whatever you want to do. Your event can also be whatever you chose. You may decide to enlist adults to help build raised beds, sow seeds, plant bulbs or even take part in fundraising events, gardening games or fruit and vegetable tasting. Have a look at some of our activity ideas for inspiration.
Schools with gardens can encourage adults within the community to help develop new areas of the garden and for schools without gardens, it’s the ideal opportunity to involve adults in the community from the very beginning to establish some form of gardening facility in the school.
Good luck and go get your grown-ups growing!