Let’s get Croydon growing with the John Whitgift Foundation
Croydon's education and welfare charity has launched one of their biggest ever community projects.
The Whitgift Foundation's "Grow with John" campaign seeks to inspire all corners of the borough to live a little greener in 2021. From growing your own herbs and vegetables through to injecting colour into window boxes and beyond, no space is too small for John to help transform!
Inspired by the charity's Founder and namesake John Whitgift, the initiative will remind people how important our community and green spaces are to our mental health and wellbeing.
The Foundation states, "It’s been a tough time, with many having been stuck inside and alone for far too long. So as the sun has begun to creep back into our lives, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our 425th anniversary than to get Croydon growing...".
The campaign has also received support from celebrity gardener, tv presenter and author Alan Titchmarsh, MBE. “Gardening is such a life-saver, both for individuals and in communities: it fosters our understanding of the natural world, feeds us and lifts our spirits. Congratulations to the wise people of Croydon on the 'Grow with John' project which is a brilliant idea and one which I hope other schools and communities will learn from. Grow well!".
A new microsite to support the project is packed with videos and blogs shared by Croydon locals. It will follow their growing journey to inspire first time and more experienced gardeners of all ages to get out and grow.
Monthly gardening tips, local gardening groups, green-fingered activities for kids and indoor gardeners plus free seeds are all available from the new site launched today. Find out more at http://growwithjohn.org/
Posted by Tim on Wednesday 31 March 2021
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