Little Growers International Schools – 2010

The following international schools have joined the Little Growers Charity and have been provided with full start-up kits. You may click the green icon beside school names to visit their Little Growers Online Community profile. Sagami Womens University Elementary School, Japan Nanasawa Kibounooka School, Japan Rungnapa School, Klaeng, Thailand Maldives Schools – Coming Soon!

Little Growers UK Schools – 2010

The following schools have joined the Little Growers Charity and have been provided with full start-up kits.You may click the green icon beside school names to visit the Little Growers School Community Profile. Further updates and information will be added to this area shortly. St. John The Baptist Primary School, SussexSt John The Baptist Primary School, School Hill, Findon, BN14 …

Thailand School – Rungnapapittaya

Little Growers is now spreading to Thailand! We have recently supplied easy2grow Kits and 2Pot Extension Kits to a school in Klaeng, 200km east of Bangkok. Rungnapapittaya school teaches around 2,000 children from 3 to 16 years old.We are excited about the launch of Little Growers at this school. We will of course add photos to the Little Growers website when they are available to see. …

An Update on Funding

Little Growers is making progress in our funding bids. We are now through to the final stage for the Local Food Grants so fingers crossed by the new school year 120 additional schools with be setting up Little Growers growing initiatives all over the UK. Our application for Awards for All is also being considered and we should find out …

Little Growers Meetings

Little Growers has been busy with meetings since the last newsletter. We are now working with the government scheme Growing Schools to roll out Little Growers throughout the UK and facilitate partnership working with other horticultural organisations to make a real difference to children’s involvement in horticulture and healthy eating. We are also working with the Allotment Association to create …

Education Show 2010

We recently attended the annual Education Show at the NEC, Birmingham.  It was a fruitful day and we gained a great insight into what is happening within the UK schooling sphere at present. Little Growers made several new contacts and possible new partnerships so watch this space… More information can be found at http://www.education-show.com/

Local Food meeting

Little Growers is now through to the final stage of the Local Food Fund, as we reported in the last newsletter. We recently had a meeting with our Local Food advisor to help compose the strongest application, so fingers crossed that our application will make it over this final hurdle and Little Growers can expand into our next phase of setting up …

Growing Schools Conference

Little Growers attended the annual Growing Schools Conference on 25th March at Oxford Botanic Gardens.  We both visited and exhibited at the conference with great success.  We met schools from across the country that showed keen interest in becoming part of our scheme, as well as other horticultural organisations with great potential for future partnership working.  Growing Schools is a government scheme …

National Allotment Association Partnership

Little Growers is pleased to announce working in partnership with the Allotment Association to recruit volunteers for our community horticulture networks. By working together we hope to establish a nationwide volunteer network, which would provide the schools with hands on help from enthusiastic and knowledgeable gardeners. We recently published an article in the National Allotment Association Magazine to recruit volunteers and have …

Thailand School Update

In the last newsletter we bought you news of Little Growers establishing a project in Klaeng, 200km east of Bangkok. Rungnapapittaya school teaches around 2,000 children from 3 to 16 years old.  The project is going well as you can see from the photos with the children gaining a great deal from the project, encompassing drawing the produce, harvesting and using the crops …