Getting kids growing with Food for Life & Pukka Herbs

We are excited to announce that Food for Life has teamed up with Pukka Herbs to provide children at schools and nurseries across the country with the opportunity to grow their own herbs and learn about their culinary and medicinal uses.

15 lucky nurseries and schools will each receive a raised herb planter, complete with seeds, compost and a set of resources designed to kick-start their herb growing journey.

The project forms part of the ‘Know Your Roots’ campaign which Pukka have launched with the Soil Association in a joint commitment to 1% for the Planet, a global network of businesses and not-for-profits, working together for a happier, healthier planet.

Sebastian Pole, Co-Founder of Pukka Herbs commented:

“Since day one, our mission has been to drive conservation through commerce, benefitting people, plants and the planet. We are therefore committed members of 1% for the Planet, donating 1% of our annual turnover to environmental initiatives. With this in mind, we are delighted to team up with Food for Life helping to highlight the incredible power of plants to children and grown-ups alike, contributing to a world in which plants play a central role in human health and wellbeing.”

James Cashmore, Director of Food for Life commented:

As passionate members of 1% for the Planet, Pukka is providing valuable help to environmental and social causes. Through this, we are delighted they are supporting Food for Life’s work, creating opportunities for both children and older people to discover the joy and health benefits of growing together and creating intergenerational links that we hope will extend far beyond this project.

The herb planters will be donated to the recipients in time for Food for Life’s Grandparent Gardening Week (19-23 March), a nation-wide programme of events that sees schools and nurseries working with grandparents, family members and local volunteers to rejuvenate growing spaces in time for spring. Combining the two initiatives will create intergenerational links between the children and older relatives, providing opportunities for the children to discover their own roots through growing with their grandparents.

Click here to find out more about how Pukka Herbs are giving back 1% to the planet.

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