The Little Growers Club has been chosen as one of three winners for Higgidy’s Seeds of Joy competition and will receive £5,000 to transform their nominated plot into a glorious vegetable garden.
TV Horticulturalist, Frances Tophill – who led the search with Higgidy to find the three prize-winning plots will offer The Little Growers Club her expert advice and support them in how to best use the money to turn their nominated patch into a vibrant veg garden.
Penny Fletcher from The Little Growers Club commented; “We are really delighted to be winners in the Seeds of Joy funding competition. We’re looking forward to recruiting our Little Growers from the local area; it will be a fantastic opportunity for children to get outside, to learn something new and to grow and eat their own healthy food. The Little Growers Club is a joint project between Streatham Common Community Garden and Dr Sai Pathmanathan. All of us on the project team are excited to share our passion for growing, gardening and tasty organic produce with lots of young people in our community. Thank you to everyone who voted for us, we are so grateful for the local support. It is the 10th Anniversary of Streatham Common Community Garden so it will be great to involve young people in the celebrations.”
Frances Tophill comments: “A huge congratulations to The Little Growers Club, I’m really excited to work alongside the team to help 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: “A huge congratulations to our three Seeds of Joy winners. We had thousands of votes and it was great to see so many people support their local communities. We’re excited to see what Frances will do with all three plots, watch this space!”