For the first time this year, schools around the country are getting the chance to show off their gardening skills with the launch of Schools Allotment Week.
From 16th to 22nd July, The National Allotment Society will be celebrating schools in the UK who have an impressive allotment plot on an allotment site or in their school grounds. In particular, they’ll be looking for schools with a range of crops, ones who use the produce they grow and also that consider bio-diversity and the role of predator and pollinators on their allotment.
One winning school will be revealed during the Week itself, with a trophy and plaque awarded along with gardening seeds and £250 of gardening vouchers from Nature’s Path.
Nature’s Path, the organic and gluten-free cereal pioneer, is a champion of the outdoors. Its guiding ethos is ‘Always leave the earth better than you found it’, something that’s shared by anyone with a love of gardening.
The company’s commitment to the environment is rooted in sustainability and it is an active supporter of community and urban gardening initiatives. It also maintains a large garden at its HQ – with produce distributed amongst its staff.
As such, the family firm is proud to be supporting Schools Allotment Week. In fact, it actively encourages the education of kids and families about the environment and our planet. 1% of the revenues of its Envirokidz cereal is given to nominated animal charities who are working hard to save endangered animals, protect their habitats and educate kids worldwide. Schools Allotment Week is another important campaign that can teach our future generations about the value of taking care of the environment around us.
As well as Schools Allotment Week, Nature’s Path is this year supporting National Allotment week on 13th to 19th August. This year’s theme is ‘Living and Growing’. It highlights the importance of allotments and of growing your own food and incorporating fruit and vegetable gardening into your lives.
For further information on Schools Allotment Week and National Allotment Week visit https://www.nsalg.org.uk/news-events-campaigns/schools-allotment-week-16-22-july-2018/
For further details on Nature’s Path visit www.naturespath.co.uk