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Get growing with Plant and Share as the much-loved spring campaign returns

Discover new ways to get closer to nature this spring with Food for Life's Plant and Share campaign.

Whether you’re new to it or a green-fingered natural, the free Plant and Share toolkit is bursting with ideas and inspiration to get the nation growing in April. Learn how to grow bee-friendly herbs, microgreens on a windowsill, or just get creative in nature with some inspired crafts – all brilliant ways to spend the Easter holiday, whether at home, at a local club or community growing space.

The guiding principle of the campaign is to make growing accessible for all, no matter how much space or experience you have. So, this springtime, collect your old yoghurt pots, save some banana peels and get involved with the joy of growing and nurturing your own plants.

Reconnecting with Jamie Oliver

With Plant and Share all about connecting through growing, Food for Life are delighted to be partnering with the team at Jamie Oliver Kitchen Garden Project to bring even more ideas and inspiration to the nation. Kitchen Garden Project is a Jamie’s Ministry of Food initiative for primary schools across the nation to get children growing and sowing from a young age. Pairing perfectly with Plant and Share, their All About Herbs resource will share inspiration on how to get the most out of those bee-friendly herbs, like making a delicious and fresh pesto.

Ruth Galpine, Associate Director of Healthy and Sustainable Diets at Soil Association says:

“Now in its fourth year, it’s inspiring to see how many people pick up a spade, repurpose an old pot or just get their hands dirty as part of Plant and Share each year. We’ve heard from schools growing potatoes in their gardens, families growing cress on the windowsill, and communities making connections through growing – there’s really no limits to how growing, sowing and sharing can connect us.”

Alison Corfield, Head of Social Impact and Sustainability at Jamie Oliver, says:

“We are so excited to be working with Food for Life again, their Plant and Share campaign aligns so brilliantly with our Kitchen Garden Project resources which are all about getting young people growing and cooking their own food, learning about the journey of seed to plate, making this a perfect partnership to encourage more cooking in communities.”

Get involved either by starting an event with friends, family or within your local community and registering it for free, or by joining an existing event in your local area. Reach out to local community groups to see if there’s an event happening nearby, or to help arrange one with them.

Explore the toolkit

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