Children who grow their own food are more likely to eat fresh fruit and vegetables. When we live in a financially difficult time, where more and more people think they can’t afford fresh seasonal produce, it’s invaluable to help children get access to fresh produce.
So what do we do about it? Greener Growth teaches everyone we speak with to ‘grow their own’. Even people without gardens or green spaces can grow in pots, windowsills and window boxes. The smallest gardens can produce an abundance of fresh food if you know how to grow! If your school would benefit from Greener Growth’s help, get in touch via our contact page
By Sam Walker - [email protected] Published: 15:22, 25 May 2021 | Updated: 15:32, 25 May 2021 A community interest company that rejuvenates neglected areas and makes them ‘biodiversity enhancing’ has been awarded a Suffolk Award for their work at a Bury St Edmunds school over the coronavirus pandemic. Joannah Metcalfe and Wesley Stanford from Greener […]
Orchard Planting at Tollgate Primary School With the help of the Lottery funded Orchards East project which has given us 36 wonderful heritage fruit trees we were able to get to work at Tollgate Primary School in December. Our second project at Tollgate Primary, the children thoroughly enjoyed planting the trees and worked very hard […]
Muddy Jo and the quest to save the world! By Steve Russell | East Anglian Times We all know that being outside, growing fresh fruit and veg and helping nature, is better than being stuck inside, breathing re-circulated air and eating processed food. ‘Greener Growth’ is striving to change the balance − and winning. I […]
Nature project in full flow By Laura Nolan | Bury Free PressPhoto: Cllr Paul Hopfensperger with Paul Hebditch, Project Manager of Greener Growth, and Sam Hardy, Director of Greener Growth along with a couple of local children. PICTURE: Mecha Morton. New features are being added to a woodland project on Bury St Edmunds’ Howard Estate […]
Tollgate Primary School This won’t make the front pages, simply because Good News doesn’t sell many newspapers. . . However, at Greener Growth we like to try and provide some balance in life, as we do in nature! Just after completing the final touches for the Oaks Road Memorial Orchard, and before we start work […]
Raised Beds at Westley School Our founder director Joannah Metcalfe has always employed the values and systems of permaculture. Whilst this latest set of raised beds do look rather outstanding, and have great value for education, biodiversity as well as being food producing. . . they are also designed with permaculture principles in […]