Category Archives: Schools
At this week’s gardening club we picked some really beautiful Tradescantia flowers for the reception desks in Lordswood Girls’ School.
If you go to this link, you’ll see tradescantia virginiana is North American; they were introduced here by the planthunter Tradescant, hence the name.
They’re also known as spiderwort — and some of them are edible, this one included!
Very many congratulations to Lordswood Gardening Club (at Lordswood Girls’ School) who have been awarded the Level 3 Certificate in the Campaign for School Gardening.
Levels 1 and 2 saw the group awarded with a helpful book on growing fruit and veg and some child friendly tools. Level 3, the Alan Titchmarch Award, brings with it £250.00 worth of vouchers and a visit from an RHS expert.
The Food Growing in Schools Taskforce Report was submitted in early March.
The Taskforce provided compelling evidence that food growing in schools helps children greatly — both in their school work and in improving their health and well-being.