Cultivation Street

Archive for April 2019

Wholesome vegetable soup

If you’re looking for a tasty and nutritious vegetable soup for a snack down on the allotment or for a wholesome lunch with a chunk of bread, here is a perfect recipe. This is a great way to use your fresh produce or even to finish up any leftovers from the fridge. You can use…

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Get to know: The Old Railway Garden Centre – Sunday Mirror

Matt Lewis The Old Railway Garden Centre, Brecon Potato growing contest My name is Matt Lewis and I work at The Old Railway Garden Centre in Brecon. I have been Cultivation Street Ambassador for the past few years and have been lucky enough to win Ambassador of the year in 2017 and come runner up…

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Carol Watson | Her Garden Ambassador Story

Since its launch in 2013, the Cultivation Street campaign has expanded to support hundreds of school and community gardening projects across the UK. It is now a thriving hub for gardeners to share stories, top tips and advice as well as access a plethora of free resources to enhance their gardening projects. For this week’s…

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Vegetable pairs game | Activity

Learn the names of vegetables you can grow in your garden while having fun! Download our work sheet then follow the simple steps below to make your very own vegetable pairs game! DOWNLOAD VEGETABLE PAIRS GAME WORKSHEET You Will Need Two printed vegetable game sheets Colouring pens and pencils Two sheets of plain card Scissors…

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Get to know: Abacus Nursery School – Sunday Mirror

Shirley Wilks & Jill Vella Co-owners at Abacus Nursery, Bromsgrove Learning outside Our Story Written by Shirley Wilks and Jill Vella (co-owners) with input from staff Jane, Rachelle, Jo and Vicky Outdoor play is an important part of our nursery. What can be better than fresh air and having the sky as your ceiling. You…

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Plant for May | Pansies

Our Garden Centre Ambassadors have a wealth of knowledge and ideas. They understand first-hand the needs of schools and community gardens and can tailor their advice to this. Our Plant of the Month is written by our 2018 Cultivation Street Ambassador of the Year winner Steve Purton from Dobbies in Milton Keynes. Steve has a…

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Hammersmith Academy | Their garden story

Since its launch in 2013, the Cultivation Street campaign has expanded to support hundreds of school and community gardening projects across the UK. It is now a thriving hub for gardeners to share stories, top tips and advice as well as access a plethora of free resources to enhance their gardening projects. For this week’s…

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Veg Plot Colouring | Activity Sheet

Spring is the perfect time to get outside and start planting! This month’s colouring page is inspired by growing vegetables in your garden. Simply click on the link below to download for FREE then print them as many times as you like! Take a look at our other activity sheets CLICK HERE>> DOWNLOAD VEG PLOT…

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Benefits of joining a community project

There’s nowhere nicer than the great outdoors, whatever the weather – and there’s no better way to enjoy the changing seasons and beauty of nature than with like-minded friends. Whatever your chosen activity – gardening, walking, birdwatching or volunteering for a charity – it’s more enjoyable in good company. Together you can share experiences, great…

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Tips for May

Within our Cultivation Street network there are individuals with amazing knowledge both about gardening and running community gardens. They understand first-hand the needs of organisations and can tailor their advice to this. Our tips for the month is written by Cath from Welsh House Farm Green Grafters community gardening group. Cath not only has endless…

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