Cultivation Street

Springhallow School | Their Calliope® Garden

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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 Throwback Thursday, we take a look at the 2018 Judges Choice Winner in our Calliope Colour My Life competition category.

Springhallow School Garden, entered by Cath Baynton

The pupils from four different classes at Springhallow school decided to embrace an upcycling theme in displaying their Calliope® geraniums. They planted the flowers in old school sinks and created a sign for the display out of leftover artificial turf. All classes helped to plant additional flowers and vegetables from sunflowers and sweet peas to butternut squash.

Cultivation Street Story of Springhallow School Garden's Calliope Colour My Life display in the 2018 Cultivation Street competition

Thoughts from Springhallow School in 2018...

“The children all participated in the creation of the display and are so proud of the work that they have carried out as a team—they are simply thrilled with how it looks. It’s a really friendly and colourful welcome to the school garden and we hope to keep it thriving and looking beautiful for as long as we can.”

Cultivation Street Story of Springhallow School Garden's Calliope Colour My Life entry in the 2018 Cultivation Street competition

If this story has inspired you to become part of the Cultivation Street campaign, register for free now to take your community gardening project to the next level.

You’ll receive an array of free resources, from seed packs, Calliope® plug plants and planting calendars to seasonal newsletters jam-packed with gardening advice, ideas and success stories to whet your gardening appetite. You’ll also be given a chance to win big in the annual Cultivation Street competition, which has a staggering £20,000 to giveaway to school and community gardening projects that are changing the lives of people across the UK.

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