Our top tips for getting involved with schools
- Weigh up what time you have available
- Talk to other adults in the community and see what sort of topics or activities you could support
- Decide whether you or another adult in the community has resources, such as land, that could be shared with a local school
- Check out our map of schools to find schools registered to the Campaign near you
- Contact the Headteacher to discuss ideas
Meet the school gardening coordinator and arrange a trial session
- Encourage schools to sign up to the RHS Campaign for School Gardening
Once you are involved
Here are some pages on the website to help you out.
What else you can do
- Tell a story about your life as a gardener
- Bring in plants, fruit and vegetables that you have grown to tie in with seasonal events (Harvest Festival, Apple Day)
- Offer surplus plants, pots and seeds for the school garden
- Offer to professionally judge school plots and plant and produce shows (and encourage schools to enter Britain in Bloom)
- Help with enterprise ideas, such as taking cuttings and making chutney
- Assist with watering and maintenance during the school holidays
- Invite schools to visit any local allotments
Read the full article 'Building relationships with Schools' that appeared in the autumn issue of the 'Growing Communities' magazine (see pages 10 - 11).
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