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Early spring gardening jobs for indoors

By Cultivation Street | February 8, 2024

Spring is a busy time of year both for the natural world and also for Community gardeners!  There will be lots of things to do outside in the spring but the weather can often be extreme. Rain and cold can make it impractical to work the soil. If that’s the case plan indoor jobs that…

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How to recycle your Christmas tree to help your garden

By Cultivation Street | January 3, 2024

It’s that time of year when we start to clear away our Christmas decorations and get our homes all freshened up for the new year. But if you have had a cut living Christmas tree this holiday season, you may be trying to decide the best way to dispose of it. There are a few…

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How to help birds over winter

By Cultivation Street | December 15, 2023

Whilst many animals hibernate during the cold winter months, please spare a thought for our flying feathered friends. They are out and about 12 months of the year! Winter can be a hard time for birds both food and drink-wise. They need high-fat food to keep energy reserves high for the harsh conditions, and equally…

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Cultivation Street 2023 Winners

By Cultivation Street | December 11, 2023

Inspirational Communities Gardening continues to motivate, inspire, and entertain millions of Britons. From inner cities to leafy suburbs, small patches to wide open spaces, and community projects to individual plots, gardening is something that brings Britain together. Now in its 11th marvellous year, Cultivation Street continues to draw inspiration and encouragement from across the UK.…

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Gro Your Best Public Vote 2023

By Cultivation Street | November 27, 2023
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How to protect hedgehogs in winter

By Cultivation Street | November 27, 2023

Hedgehogs are wonderful visitors to UK gardens year-round. At this time of the year, they are preparing to hibernate through the winter. Find out some simple ways that you can help hedgehogs to thrive through the colder months and beyond! Why do hedgehogs need support in winter? Hedgehog numbers have been in steady decline for…

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How to help the bees

By Cultivation Street Staff | July 20, 2023

In the UK alone there are about 70 species of bees that help to pollinate. Without them, we can kiss some of our favourite foods goodbye! Help bring a buzz to your school and community garden, by introducing bee-friendly features.  It’s always a great day when you hear the low gentle hum, and spot the…

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How to make friends through gardening

By Cultivation Street Staff | July 12, 2023

According to a recent study by the Red Cross in partnership with Co-Op more than nine million adults in the UK are often or always lonely. Could community gardening be the anecdote? No matter how friendly your school or community is, getting stuck in can be a daunting prospect. That’s why we’ve come up with…

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How to sow and grow raspberries UK

By Cultivation Street Staff | July 9, 2023

Pink, juicy, and soft to the touch, raspberries are one of the nation’s favourite summer fruits. They make an excellent addition to school and community gardens, not least because they cost a pretty penny from the local shop! Raspberries are the perfect summer fruit. They’re cheap to grow, and make a great addition to desserts,…

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Top three plants that smell like sweets

By Cultivation Street Staff | July 7, 2023

As the summer holidays creep closer and closer, why not transform your community garden into a place that kids will get stuck in? The best way to do this? Make your school or community garden smell like a sweet shop!  Discover our quick list of sweet-scented plants that smell as if they’ve been taken straight…