13/05/2013 - Raising Dough To Do Good:
The Real Bread Campaign is launching Real Bread Week (11th to 17th May) to celebrate real bread and its makers. They also aim to raise funds for their campaign to promote the social, therapeutic and employment opportunities of Real Bread to disadvantaged groups. An activity guide is available on the website, including ideas for a beginners workshop, and a lunchbox masterclass. Read more.
Do You Rear Poultry In School?:
Many schools keep hens but wouldn’t consider themselves to have a school farm. However, there is great scope for sharing experiences and maximising the learning opportunities from poultry, so the School Farms Network would love to hear from any educational settings with poultry (no matter how few in number) and – if you wish – to add you to their mailing list for peer learning. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.schoolfarms.org.uk
Your Starter For Ten:
Will Marcombe, Farm Links Officer for the Soil Association, is researching the levels of awareness that teaching staff have of environmental organisations and their outdoor learning opportunities. He is seeking information from any teaching staff – teachers (KS1 and upwards), TAs, technicians, volunteers, governors etc. Completing a short survey will help his research and offer a chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher too. Click here to take the survey.
Hens for Hire offer schools, nurseries and childcare setting the opportunity to experience hen keeping, and the benefits it brings to pupils, whilst removing the worry and on-going responsibility. They provide the expertise, resources, and information prepared by teaching staff to make hen keeping in school easy, fun and rewarding. Read more.
Tree Health Survey:
Participate in original research by checking the health of trees in your local environment. This new survey starts in May, but you can apply for your free information pack now. Read more.
10/05/2013 - Gardening Charities Join Forces
to Fund Community Projects - The National Gardens Scheme (NGS) and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) are inviting amateur gardeners across England and Wales to apply for funds to support their community horticultural projects. For more details click on the document in the right column.
08/05/2013 -National Trust 50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾ Also, why not visit our four gardens to carry out one of your numbers?
08/05/2013 - Opportunities for RHS Horticulture Apprenticeships at the RHS Gardens Hyde Hall (Essex) & Wisley (Surrey).
Closing date for applications: 7th June 2013
Application form and further details click here...
08/05/2013 - School Farms Network Growing Education - School Farms Conference takes place on July 5-6, 2013 at Phoenix High School, Shepherds Bush, London W12 ORQ. Read more ...
01/05/2013 - As part of Compost Awareness Week 6-12 May 2013, Garden Organic is holding a Decorate Your Compost Bin Competion. To find out more click here.
24/04/2013 - Green Day, the environmental awareness campaign for schools, is running for its 6th year in 2013. This year, the June event is being run by the Landscape Institute. To register, click here. To obtain free Green Day Climate Change Activity Kit, click here.
24/04/2013 - Get ready for Empty Classroom Day on 5th July 2013. To register and find out more, click here.
17/04/2013 - SEE'd National Sustainable Schools Conference on 10th July 2013 at Baden Powel House, London. To register and find out more, click here.
12/04/2012 - As RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2012, Lucas Hatch attends the RHS Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Horticulture Ceremony in London today.
12/04/2013 - BBC News reports that classes held outside help children learn later in life. Read more.
02/04/2013 - Wild About Plants' Bee Scene Survey 2013 has been launched. Find out more.
20/03/2013 - Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Scarecrow Competition 2013 - details on how to enter.
18/03/2013 - During National Gardening Week 2013 the RHS will host interactive activities for school pupils and college students aged 14-18 years. Find out more.
13/03/2013 - Free edible seeds for Campaign schools. Read more.
06/03/2013 - Teacher Simon Pugh-Jones receives MBE for education service and orchid project. Read more ...
27/02/2013 - Get wild about waste with National Science & Engineering Week. Read more ...
27/02/2013 - Nation's Best Kitchen Gardener Competition. See related link on right side of page for more information.
18/01/2013 - Young School Gardener of the Year Award 2013. Do you know any young, budding gardeners? If so, nominate them now! Read More.
26/02/2013 - RHS backs plan for gardening to be taught in schools. Read More.
31/01/2013 - Climate Week Challenge 2013 - register now!
30/01/2013 - Enter now in the "Agriculture" themed International Statistics Poster Contest to win a £500 prize for your school. Click here for more information and to register.
29/01/2013 - Happy Habitats Competition - application date extended.
09/01/2013 - The C4SG would like to congratulate Simon Pugh-Jones, teacher at Writhlington school, on being awarded with an MBE for services to education. Well done!
09/01/2013 - Winners announced for the 2012 Community Education Awards. Find out more ....
30/11/2012 - NEW RHS Report 'What school gardening means to me' - read six fantastic interview from people in different roles in Special Educational Needs schools in Sussex.
09/11/2012 - We have a FANTASTIC new level 3 reward. Find out what it is...
05/11/2012 - Schools Regional Conference at RHS Garden Harlow Carr - find out how to day went.
18/10/2012 - Cake competition...winner announced...
19/02/2012 - Ryhope Infant School becomes the 16,000th school to register to the Campaign. Read more.
13/09/2012 - RHS Young School Gardener of the Year winner visits Wisley for a day of horticultural fun.
BBC GARDENERS’ WORLD LIVE 2013 - Happy Habitats Competition is accepting applications. Read more.
11/09/2012 - Free Soil Sampling - RHS offers free pH testing to gardeners during September and October. See related link on the right for more information.
05/09/2012 - New PlantTracker phone app - Crowd Sourcing Data on Invasive Plants
23/08/2012 - Fruitful Schools - grow your own school orchard tree packs. For more information, see right-hand side panel under related links.
02/08/2012 - RHS Tatton Park Flower Show School's Trug competition...winners revealed.
28/06/2012 - Bees for Everyone - this soon-to-be-launched project will encourage everyone to learn about bumblebees, and help to protect and encourage them.
28/06/2012 - The People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has launched a new programme of wildlife encounters for July to December, including walking with wolves and tracking hedgehogs.
21/06/2012 - Do you have a school farm or are you thinking of starting a school farm? Then get in touch with School Farms Network. See right-hand panel for more information.
08/06/2012 - Horticultural careers – a bright future?
30/05/2012 - School gardening videos now available
The Blackrock Education Centre in County Dublin has produced a series of short simple videos of gardening projects month by month. Read more.
30/05/2012 - The Great Bug Hunt 2012 - an exciting new competition that takes you outside to explore the bug world!
22/05/2012 - Celebrities create Pot Art to support the Campaign at 2012 RHS Chelsea Flower Show
03/05/2012 - Descriptions of school gardens are NOW LIVE on the ‘map of schools’ page of the RHS Campaign for School Gardening website. To see the description, click on the flower icon for a school and then click on ‘About our garden’. Click here to find your school!
30/04/2012 - Growing Schools Conference 2012 - find out how the day went.
26/04/2012 - Take part in a mass sunflower growing experiment and help the man that cracked the Enigma code in WW2.
13/04/2012 - RHS says Thank You and Happy Anniversary to the Helen Hamlyn Trust.
16/04/2012 - The 2012 Bee Scene Survey is officially launched!
13/04/2012 - National Trust - 50 things to do before you're 11 and three quarters.
12/04/2012 - Find out how to conserve water in your school garden
22/03/2012 - FREE Garden Explorers drawstring bags to give away. Find out more
23/03/2012 - Beetles and Bees interactive workshop at your school. Find out more.
01/03/2012 - 2012 RHS Photographic Competition is now open. Encourage your pupils to enter.
22/02/2012 - Berryhill Primary School in Wishaw, N.Lanarkshire is the 15,000th school to join the Campaign!
07/02/2012 - Sign a petition to save our outdoor education centres.
30/01/2012 - NEW Moving Up, Growing On SEN Report
19/01/12 Free potatoes and strawberries for your school!
03/01/2012 - The Hedgehog Street Challenge game - why not give it a go?!
29/11/2011 - Growing Schools/RHS Campaign for School Gardening - conference 2012.
01/12/2011 - School orchard offer from Fruit-ful Schools - school orchard kits available. See right-hand side panel for more information.
29/11/2011 - Green Schools Revolution - this sustainability project from the Co-op gives signed-up schools access to classroom resources and activities.
21/11/2011 - Farming and Countryside Education - Children's understanding of food improves! Read more on this in the right-hand side panel.
21/11/2011 - Find out about the charitable work of the RHS
21/11/2011 - Landscove Primary School's level 5 presentation video
11/11/11 - Why not take part in the Giant Beetle Hunt in your school garden? See right-hand side panel for more info.
11/11/11 - If you have any questions about mammals both in the UK and overseas then why not ‘Ask an Expert’ by emailing email@example.com
02/11/11 - RHS Young Photographer of the Year - the winners revealed.
21/10/2011 - An away day for the RHS Community and Development team
22/09/2011 - How can bees help improve behaviour?
22/09/2011 - Seed saving and swapping in School
21/09/2011 - £500 for your teaching resource.
09/09/2011 - Morrisons - Let's Grow 2011 - start collecting vouchers for your school.
08/09/2011 - Please welcome our new Regional Advisors for the North West and West Midlands.
08/09/2011 - Take part in the Compost Heap Invertebrate Survey.
08/09/2011 - Urban greening - A RHS science review launched at this year's Chelsea Flower Show demonstrates how urban greening can save our towns and cities.
25/08/2011 - The aim of Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots programme is simple yet powerful. Find out what some schools have achieved through the programme.
19/08/2011 - Plantlife’s Wild About Plants project has launched easy-to-use activity packs for parents, teachers and youth workers.
19/08/2011 - The Dairylea Community Fund gives you the chance to win £4000 for your community.
18/07/2011 - St Edward’s Royal Free Ecumenical Middle School wins top prize for getting their grown-ups growing.
03/08/2011 - The Big Tree Plant is a campaign to encourage people and communities to plant more trees in England's towns, cities and neighbourhoods.
17/06/2011 - Tree Watch - have you adopted your tree yet?
07/06/2011 - Christ Church CE Primary School are the lucky recipients of the generous donation from M&G Investments.
06/06/2011 - RSPB's Make your nature count. A one-hour survey of the nature in your school garden.
24/05/2011 - RHS Interactive Map Your school may get an email from an individual expressing their interest in getting involved with your school garden following a visit to this year's Chelsea Flower Show. To find out more, click here.
01/06/2011 - An update from Potato Council's Grow Your Own Potatoes project.
26/05/2011 - Click here to join The Co-operative Green Schools Revolution.
24/05/2011 - Chanel 4 Battlefront are looking for a bunch of dedicated 14 –22 year olds who want to put their heart and soul into running a campaign.