This project delivers education around living a healthier life including how to grow, harvest and cook with fresh produce.
Each year, our Roots and Shoots Garden provides 200 children from 10 schools with their own plot to plant and cultivate seasonal fruits and vegetables. Beginning in March, the pupils not only learn about gardening but also healthy eating, cooking and exercise. These plots and their magnificent hand crafted scarecrows are available for all visitors to view in the Roots and Shoots garden.
We use specific guided tours of our Poison Garden to help young people to understand more about the effect that drugs, derived from various plants, can have on their bodies and minds. The Project aims to help young people to make informed choices and to understand more about the implications of drug-misuse.
This is a programme for young people with additional needs and their families. It will enable us to utilise the Garden in different ways and offer specific opportunities to learn and develop a range of skills relating to horticulture, with an emphasis on providing them with practical, hands-on gardening experience.
We offer a range of projects within our Enterprise Programme – with the aim that every young person in Northumberland has the chance to succeed. This includes working with local schools on Virgin Money’s ‘Make £5 Grow’ programme, The Employability Programme in partnership with Barclays Life Skills.
Contact reception on 01665 511350 and ask for Toni or email TONI.DUNN@ALNWICKGARDEN.COM for more information on these projects.