Little Growers Newsletter – March 2011

Dear Little Growers School, Spring is on its way and here at Little Growers we are spring cleaning the office, getting ready to make new projects bloom and encouraging our schools to get back out into their gardens and start growing. Now is the time to clean out the polytunnels, flush the irrigation systems and get the seeds sown. This …

Little Growers Newsletter – May 2011

THANK YOU TO GOLD LABEL Little Growers would like to say a huge thank you to Gold Label Substrates, they kindly donated eight tonnes of compost to us for our up and coming Co-operative Pilot Scheme.  This has enabled us to set up three schools in the local area with numerous raised beds to grow produce to supply the community …

July’s Little Growers Newsletter

Dear Little Growers Schools, followers and supporters,Summer is always the best time of year for Little Growers, we are busy outside in the sunshine supporting our schools to get the most they can from their growing projects. We have now set up all four of our pilot schools with a range of equipment in the local area around the office for …

It is now three years since we began and Little Growers continues to grow…

Recently in the Little Growers we were taking a trip down memory lane and looking back at what we have achieved since we began in 2008. We have set up 35 schools with full horticultural set ups of polytunnels, raised beds, irrigation systems, waterbutts, seeds… everything they need to have a fully fledged grow your own learning area. We have …

Autumn grow guide

It is often thought that with the end of summer, comes the end of growing outdoors and there is little to be done with gardening clubs in schools. Don’t be fooled, there are plenty of crops and hardy varieties you can grow throughout the colder months, enabling the students to see how plants respond to the changing of the seasons …

Hydroponics 4 Life

Little Growers recently met with Hydroponics4Life, a horticultural charity that works with schools both in the UK and internationally. The aim of hydroponics4life is to link individuals, schools and organisations with projects in the developing world. By sharing and developing the techniques and advances in science we can make a difference where it is most needed. Hydroponics4Life are proud of the …

A BIG Thank You to Unwins

Little Growers would like to say a huge thank you to Unwins seeds for donating all of the seeds we have used in our four local schools this year. Unwins has a seed range especially designed for use by children, the seed range is called Little Growers, so it was the perfect opportunity for a partnership! We have used a brilliant array of seeds …

Local Little Growers Schools continue to bloom!

As you can see from the photographs our four local schools near to the Little Growers office continue to do extremely well. Although it’s the summer holidays, Little Growers staff and teachers have regularly visited the plots to ensure everything is coming along well ready for the stall and to harvest the tasty crops! The AutoPot irrigation systems we install in all …

Little Growers Market Stall

Little Growers are extremely pleased to announce that we will be holding a Market stall on September 17th in collaboration with the Co-operative Supermarket Bagshot. We will be selling the four local school’s produce to the community, from beetroots and turnips to herbs and courgettes. This will be a great way to round off the summer, celebrate how well everyone has done in the …

Winter Warmer Recipes

With the clocks having gone back and the nights getting colder, here are some recipes that not only use seasonable produce but that will help warm you up through the winter months. Pumpkin Soup A warming winter soup; the kick of ginger and chilli is balanced by tasty coconut milk. INGREDIENTS: 1 medium pumpkin (preferably organic), 1 large white onion (chopped), …