Growing & gardens articles
Articles, blogs & news items with a focus on the benefits of gardening & growing.
Arranged in chronological order, most recent at the top
Weeding, writing and arithmetic… why green fingers are good for our children
‘Schools should teach pupils gardening skills to instil a passion for the environment in future generations, says horticultural chief.’
The Guardian, 21 July 2019
Gardening Is Good For The Soul
Says Danny Clarke, the green-fingered black gardener TV star.
Voice Online, 12 May 2019
How a school garden has transformed the way we teach
‘From finding fresh ways to engage children in maths to improving behaviour, we’ve put a garden at the heart of learning … Four years on, gardening has become a central part of the curriculum’ says headteacher.
The Guardian, 29 September 2017
Working on an allotment is GOOD for your health…and this is why…
‘In a study published in the Journal Of Public Health the authors say: “We found that fewer than 30 minutes of allotment gardening produces a measurable and beneficial health effect.” ‘ Gardening is good for patience, perspective, physical and mental health.
Express, 2 November 2015
Should gardening be available on the NHS?
‘A British doctor and a leading Swedish scientist have made the case for gardening and horticulture to be available on the NHS, during the third annual Royal Horticultural Society John MacLeod Lecture.’
RHS Science blog, 21 November 2014
Top Ten Reasons to have an Outdoor Classroom in Every Schoolyard
Green Schoolyard Network (US), 25 September 2011
Developmentally Appropriate Gardening for Young Children
‘… programs base their activities on sound principles of child development & learning. These principles are based on years of extensive research with young children and are used by professionals in the field of early education.’ Article looks at principles and goals of this approach.
Vicki Stoecklin on White Hutchinson Leisure & Learning Group, c late 1990s