Transform your school with free wildflower seeds
Bring the benefits of wildflowers to your school
The Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots programme is supporting Grow Wild to get people growing wildflowers together – and your school is invited to be part of this huge campaign!
Grow Wild is giving your school the opportunity to apply for a free wildflower seed kit with everything you need to get sowing and growing with your students.
Already, 30,000 school and youth groups have joined Grow Wild, an outreach initiative of Kew Gardens.
Getting outside and learning together improves health and wellbeing. And bringing more UK native wildflowers to urban areas helps the environment as well.
You don’t need growing experience; rather you need enthusiasm, a shared space to transform and a school group to help make it happen!
Every wildflower makes a difference
UK native wildflowers play an important role in our ecosystem. Some pollinators can’t travel too far to find food so it’s really important that there are food sources and refuges dotted around for them to visit.
This is especially important in urban areas where the environment is often grey, with few sources of pollen and nectar. It really is a case of every little helps!
So get your school growing wildflowers this Spring with Grow Wild! Applications close at the end of January, and Grow Wild will let you know if your application is successful a few days later in time for the sowing season.
Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots & the Grow Wild team
What’s in the Grow Wild seed kit?
- Successful applicants will all receive a kit with enough seed, depending on how big the space is you’re sowing (you can let them know when you apply).
- Wildflower seeds native to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that have been tested by the scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
- A guide to sowing and growing wildflowers and links to other digital resources you may find useful.
- Posters and stickers to spread the word and get everyone excited about wildflowers.