Get Together for Grandparent Gardening Week
Food for Life Get Togethers are all about bringing people together using the power of good food.
Grandparent Gardening Week gets us planting, growing, and reminds us where our food comes from while spending time outdoors with people of all ages.
Use your outdoor space to bring older people, children and the local community together with Grandparent Gardening Week. It’s the perfect chance to kick start your garden after winter and plant fresh veg crops!
Being active outside in nature, growing food and connecting with people has such a positive impact on our well-being.
Why not share the joy of gardening with people in your area? You could invite local children to help out and see where their food comes from. Or how about opening your gates to your neighbours to make new friends? Sitting down together to enjoy a bowl of homemade soup after being busy in the garden all day is an excellent conversation starter.
Teenagers from Halifax Academy visited residents at Summerfield House care home and, over the course of a year, transformed their outdoor space. And there were even bigger changes, too. Aisha, one of the year 10 students, said "You think old people don't know much, but then you find out they've been doctors, run a business, travelled the world. I love Shirley's stories. Everyone should have a Shirley in their lives!"
Could you make a difference to your community by hosting a Grandparent Gardening Week?
How to get started:
- Sign up today and get a whole pack of resources to help get your community involved – from posters to ice breakers for all ages – as well as recipes to feed a crowd of hungry gardeners, ideas for growing, and more.
- Read our Gardening on a Budget blog for some penny-wise pointers. Spoiler: you don’t need to spend a thing!
- Send out invites to your community and wait for the RSVPs to roll in.
We want to hear from you! Be part of something bigger and share your snaps with us using #GrandparentGardeningWeek @SAFoodforLife.
Not sure where to start? Visit our FAQs for all you need to know on growing in small spaces, health and safety and more.