Cultivation Street

Starting & Running a Garden

Community Fundraising Ideas

How you raise funds is an important consideration when you run a school or community garden. With a little planning it can be really easy to raise money for your garden, having some fun along the way! Linda Ford is the leading volunteer gardener with Sandown Castle Community Garden Group in Deal and has shared…

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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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How to set up and run a school garden

Gardening has many benefits for children. While it has great health and social implications, it also offers brilliant hands on experience for learning. Inspired by the school and community garden stories, we’ve put together a guide to help get you started – from thinking about how to use the space, to how to involve the children and school community.

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Funding and donations for your School or Community Garden

Once you’re on the journey of setting up your School or Community Garden, it’s important to think about how you’ll cover the costs involved. Here are some ideas of how to make life easier for yourself by searching for funding, donations and even freebies! Ambassadors Make the most of your Cultivation Street ambassador’s local knowledge.…

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Top tips on starting a community garden

Cultivation Street was set up to pull together some of the best community gardens across the nation and tell their stories of success. We’ve seen all sorts of amazing community gardens with schools and neighbourhoods all getting together to create great outdoor spaces to enjoy. Now is a perfect time to get involved or start…

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Halloween fundraising ideas!

With October being quieter in school and community gardens, it’s a great time to think about fundraising. Here are some fun food ideas we’ve found to help raise valuable money to fund your projects. Spooky snack sale Make sure you publicise the date, time and venue well in advance with posters and by getting the…

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Fundraising ideas!

Fundraising can be so much fun and is a fantastic way to help raise a little extra cash to develop and support your garden project. Fundraising has changed over the years- bag packing in your local supermarket has long gone with a bag charge in place and so we’ve drawn up a list of fun…

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Top 10 Fundraising ideas…

Fundraising can be so much fun and is a fantastic way to help raise a little extra cash to develop and support your garden project. There’s tons of fantastic ideas out there, however it can be difficult to know where to begin. Here’s Cultivation Street’s top 10 fundraising picks to help you get started: Host…

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