As winter draws in and Christmas beckons, indoor plants, floral and foliage decorations assume greater significance. David Coton suggests how you can transform your home with the colourful interest of seasonal plants.
Jamie Oliver launched his Kitchen Garden Project several years ago to meet the needs of the new compulsory food education curriculum. David Coton finds out how schools can get involved and the campaign's tie-up with the Soil Association.
Following the introduction of practical cookery as a compulsory part of the National Curriculum., Jamie Oliver's Kitchen Garden Project gave schools access to hundreds of recipes, lessons, gardening topics, nutrition advice and much more.
School membership included:
Such an admirable cause deserved our support and and we sent a message of support which elicited this appreciative response:
"...thank you for your support of the Kitchen Garden Project-we very much appreciate it! With many thanks, Jamie Oliver's Kitchen Garden Project Team x"
The Soil Association, well known for its work concerning healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use, later became involved and this partnership means that the project's digital resources are available to all nurseries, children's centres and childminders who have Food For Life Memberships or Awards packages.
They have worked to streamline the resources, improving their structure and accessibility, and at the beginning of each school year, brand new resources will be introduced.
These developments will allow even more school children to have access to excellent quality food education and support.
Although the days are short and the view from our Garden Centre is dull and overcast, David Coton suggests various jobs that can be done in the garden during the month of January.
The Halls range of highly popular greenhouses has featured on GardenSite for many years, and for the 2019 season the UK's leading greenhouse manufacturer will have a new corporate image and a revolutionary new product – the Qube.
Robert Hall reviews the new Halls Qube Greenhouse, stating that; this is a major evolutionary step in greenhouse design. Read his full review of the new range here.
GardenSite were once again pleased to support the Boldmere Community Festival which took place on 18 November, with the Christmas Lights switched on by Alan Gardner, well known for his appearances as TV's Autistic Gardener.