Scheme for Schools
'Sowing the seeds for the next generation of gardeners'
In 2012 Poplar Nurseries launched this school based gardening scheme to share our passion for 'Growing Your Own' with the young gardeners of the future. We invest in local schools, giving them free seeds and compost every year, culminating in the Annual Salad Bowl Competition.
The 2016 participating schools are:
Beehive Children's Centre - Colchester
Cherry Tree Primary School - Colchester
St. Mary's School - Colchester
Lexden Primary School - Colchester
All Saint's Primary - Fordham
Colchester High School - Colchester
Riventots Pre School - Witham
Honywood Community Science School - Coggeshall
St. Peter's Primary - Coggeshall
Stanway Secondary School - Colchester
Birch Primary School - Birch, Colchester
Kingswode Hoe School - Colchester
Gosbecks Primary School - Colchester
Iceni Academy - Colchester
St. John's C of E Primary - Colchester
Great Tey Primary - Great Tey, Colchester
Braiswick Primary School - Colchester
Easterford Pre School - Kelvedon
St. Andrew's Primary - Marks Tey, Colchester
Layer de la Haye Primary - Layer de la Haye, Colchester
Baynards Primary School - Tiptree
Colchester Country High School for Girls - Colchester
North Primary School - Colchester
Copford Primary School - Copford, Colchester
Absolute Angels Montessori Nursery - Coggeshall
Myland Primary School - Colchester
St. George's Infant & Nursery School - Colchster
Home Farm Primary School - Colchester
St. Mary's Senior School - Colchester
The above schools have been given the following items for 2016:
£10 Voucher to spend on any garden products related to growing your own.
Seeds: radish, broad beans, spring onions, lettuce, carrots.
1 x pack Fallen Fruits hand tools set.
1 x Fallen Fruits mini dibber.
1 x 60 litre bag of Jack's Magic Compost.
We still have spaces for six more schools to join this scheme. If your school would like to apply, please ask them to contact Rachel Gill at Poplar Nurseries.