Take part in Grandparent Gardening Week and win some fantastic prizes!

As spring returns Grandparent Gardening Week is the perfect time to kick start your school garden, and to engage grandparents, carers and the wider community (including local allotment holders) to provide support, advice and guidance on gardening.

If your school is enrolled on the Food for Life programme we want to hear how Grandparent Gardening Week has taken shape in your school through your Food for Life blog. Tell us what you did?  How you plan to use the produce? How many grandparents attended? Send us quotes and pictures you have from the day. The best blog will be awarded a VegTrug.

Leicestershire Schools

To celebrate the birthplace of Grandparent Gardening Week and the success of the regional event last year. Food for Life Schools in Leicestershire have an additional chance of winning a second VegTrug, donated specifically as a prize for Leicestershire schools.

How to enter
All schools can get blogging by logging into your school portal and don't forget to add photos! Our awards team will be selecting the winners and will be looking for entries that best show how you have engaged your community community.


Veg Trug

Aluminium Veg Trug Planters

Mark Cowley of VegTrug has kindly donated two aluminium VegTrugs, worth £299.99 each! 

The aluminium VegTrug will hold 3.5 60L bags of compost and is finished with an extremely high quality powder coat finish, ensuring your aluminium VegTrug will last for years with little maintenance. 

Each VegTrug is delivered flat packed in one box, is easy to assemble and comes with a purpose built, fitted membrane liner.

Gardeners World Live

Tickets to Gardeners’ World Live

We have 10 pairs of tickets to Gardeners’ World Live for 10 schools to give to a deserving gardening volunteer. It’s the ultimate destination for hands-on gardeners, jam-packed with gardening experts, practical advice, inspiration, shopping and entertainment. Ticket holders can chose to attend the event held at the NEC Birmingham on the 16th, 17th or 19th June 2016. Tickets are non-transferable with no cash alternative.  Find out more here.

Chase Organics

Container Vegetables Seed Collection

To fill your school garden with delicious goodies, the Organic Gardening Catalogue have offered five* lucky schools the chance to win a bumper seed pack of 8 different seed varieties, all suitable for planting in the ground or in containers. The pack Contains: French Bean Speedy, Beetroot Bolivar, Carrot Chantenay, Rosette Pak Choi Tatsoi, Lettuce Mixed, Patty Pan Custard White, Salad Onion Ramrod, Spinach Matador.  

*Two of these packs will be offered to accompany the Veg Trug prizes.

Find out more here.

Who can enter

Your school must be subscribed to our Schools Award or Membership package to enter our competition.

Closing date

All blogs must be received by midnight on Monday 18th April 2016. We will advise the winner that they have been successful by the end of the following week.

Terms and conditions

  1. Schools who submit their Grandparent Gardening Week blog by midnight on Monday 18th  April 2016 will be considered eligible.
  2. This competition is exclusively open to Soil Association Food for Life schools who have subscribed to our Membership or Awards package.
  3. Food for Life’s decision is final.
  4. Food for Life reserves the right to use the winning school in its future marketing communications.

Each VegTrug is delivered flat packed in one box, is easy to assemble and comes with a pu
Each VegTrug is delivered flat packed in one box, is easy to assemble and comes with a pu
Each VegTrug is delivered flat packed in one box, is easy to assemble and comes with a pu
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"Growing activity increased self-esteem and confidence, especially in pupils who didn’t flourish in other aspects of school life."Cree Report (2011, p.35)

Growing your way to your next award

Find out how holding a Grandparent Gardening Week activity can help you meet our School Award criteria.

Download the flyer

Grandparent Gardening Week flyer