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Hammersmith Academy Calliope recycled planters and bug hotels in their prize winning Cultivation Street garden

Hammersmith Academy | Their garden story

By cultivationst | April 24, 2019

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…

Veg Plot Colouring | Activity Sheet

By cultivationst | April 24, 2019

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…

Benefits of joining a community project

By cultivationst | April 23, 2019

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…

Cultivation Street tips for May, plans for you & your garden including arranging a plant sale to raise funds for your school or community garden

Tips for May

By cultivationst | April 21, 2019

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…

Cultivation Street Stories, Aylett Nurseries Louise Canfield, her ambassador story

Louise Canfield | Her Garden Ambassador Story

By cultivationst | April 17, 2019

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…

Effective Watering Tips

By cultivationst | April 16, 2019

Keeping plants well-watered is really important – it’s absolutely vital that they receive enough moisture every day in order to grow and thrive – and if there’s been no rain, it’s up to us to supply that water. Top tips Add organic material, such as well-rotted manure, when planting – this gives natural moisture-retentive properties…

Gary Bissett from Inver Garden Centre, Highly Commended Cultivation Street Ambassador

Gary Bissett | His Garden Ambassador Story

By cultivationst | April 16, 2019

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…

Cultivation Street blog, make your own plant markers, quick and easy ideas to label up your planting

Make your own garden markers

By cultivationst | April 15, 2019

With a busy spring sowing in the greenhouse and garden, once you’ve decided what you want to plant, it’s important to keep track of what you have planted where. While there are plenty of great plant labels available to buy, a fun way to keep yourself organised and reduce your plastic use is to make…

Get to know: Hammersmith Academy – Sunday Mirror

By cultivationst | April 14, 2019

Patrick Kirwan Hammersmith Academy Engaging young adults in gardening For me, the most surprising thing about starting a school garden is that most young people don’t need any motivation to engage with horticultural or growing activities. Here at Hammersmith Academy we have found that if we want to inspire young people aged 11-18 with the…

Cultivation Street Ambassador Laura Stevens from Dobbies garden centre with colleague and customers

Laura Stevens | Her Garden Ambassador Story

By cultivationst | April 14, 2019

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…