Category Archives: Schools

Lordswood Girls’ School Gardening Club

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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!

Lordswood Girls’ School & the RHS Campaign for School Gardening

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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.

Food growing in schools — evidence that it matters

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The Food Growing in Schools Taskforce Report was submitted in early March.

The Taskforce had 25 members, including Garden Organic, Morrisons Supermarket, the Forestry Commission and the Royal Horticultural Society.

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.

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