Grow on, Film it! Registration is now OPEN

Make a short film about planting, sowing, growing, gardening, and harvesting healthy food at school! Join Edible Playgrounds and 10,000 young London growers for Food Growing Schools: London Growathon – the biggest school food growing challenge of the year.

Former Blue Peter Gardener and Trees for Cities Patron, Chris Collins will head a panel of judges to decide on the winning entry. There is no limit to how many short films each school can submit, which means fun class projects for all! All films must be submitted by 5pm Friday 17 June. The winning entry will be featured on the Trees for Cities YouTube channel and Food Growing Schools London website.


Give it a Grow supported by TV gardener Chris Collins

Summer is the perfect time to start your growing space. It doesn’t matter what size your area is, even if you can only grow on a windowsill, we have the resources to help. It’s easy. The Challenge: pledge to plant and grow something delicious to eat in just one pot!

Register on the Garden Organic’s Give it a Grow pledge page. Explore the resources!

Garden Organic have suggested some plants that are simple to grow, delicious to eat, and will grow happily and healthily in your pot. Chris Collins, passionate ambassador for Garden Organic and best known as the former TV Blue Peter gardener, showed his smiling support to the initiative in occasion of the FGSL Schools Conference 2016.

Become a Heritage Seed Guardian

Fenugreek Seeds. Garden Organic/Sowing New Seeds

Important work to preserve orphan seeds

Garden Organic's Heritage Seed Library (HSL) are working with FGSL to run an exciting pilot seed saving scheme, with a limited number of London schools during the growing season 2016.

Some of the varieties were once commercially available, but have now disappeared from seed catalogues, others have been passed down through generations.

School Marketplace: Submission open

Would you like to sell your school garden goodies from fresh veg to chutneys at City Hall to their employees and visitors?

Then sign up to Capital Growth’s next School Marketplace and become one of the chosen 15 schools!