The Little Growers Club has made the shortlist for Higgidy’s Seeds of Joy competition, for the chance to win £5,000 to transform the plot into a glorious vegetable garden. On 25th January this year, three winners from the shortlist of 10 will be chosen to receive the substantial sum towards the cost of their community veg garden journey.
TV Horticulturalist, Frances Tophill – who is leading the search with Higgidy to find the three prize-winning plots – will offer each winner her expert advice and support them in how to best use the money to turn their nominated patch into a vibrant veg garden.
Creating a dedicated veg patch in an area of Streatham Common Community Garden in London, The Little Growers Club will encourage young children from local primary schools to grow veggies, not only for themselves, but local food banks too. Educating little ones on how plants and vegetables grow, alongside demonstrating how they can be harvested and turned into delicious meals is an important part of this garden, alongside the teaching of team-work, leadership skills and an appreciation of nature and wildlife. Find out more at: http://www.the-taste-buds.co.uk/thelittlegrowersclub
Frances Tophill comments: “Through this competition I hope to inspire people to pick up a spade and celebrate the glory of vegetables. I’m really excited to work with the three winning teams to help them bring their vision to life in how they want their community garden to look.”
The nationwide initiative, which launched following research revealing that 10% of families would grow their own veg if a community garden was involved, aimed to get the UK enjoying veg more than ever before by growing their own vegetables, and adding a touch of positivity to the planet at the same time.
Camilla Stephens, Co-Founder of Higgidy, commented: “Over a third of people in this country have started growing their own vegetables at home since the beginning of the lockdown last year. It really feels like now is the time to celebrate the glory of veg, so make sure you get voting for your local space to win!”
The 10 shortlisted projects range from schools and churches, to community groups and refuges across the UK. Votes are open now so to support The Little Growers Club in the Higgidy Seeds of Joy competition, visit www.higgidy.co.uk/seeds-of-joy/