WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID
'This garden gives our children an opportunity to discover where our food comes from... and how magical soil can be.'
Former Secretary of State for the Environment
'This garden is a wondrous thing... I would love it if every child had the opportunity to grow and explore their relationship with the earth and with nature whilst at school.'
CEO of the Soil Association
Head of Environment and Sustainability, Diocese of London
‘Growing Space by Arcadia Charitable Trust and all the winners can be proud of their achievements – action to tackle the climate and environmental crises we face requires business and industry, civil society and our politicians to step up and lead the transformation and change needed’.
CEO of IEMA
'How thrilled and impressed Roald would be by your projects that inspire school children to enjoy gardening. He of course loved his garden, especially growing vegetables.'
'The Growing Space at Christ Church has transformed our South Garden. It’s now a beautiful space used by so many in our congregation. It could not have been possible without the initiative of the Growing Space team. We are really thankful for the transformation they have achieved.'
Christ Church Kensington
'The Growing Space at Christ Church is a fantastic resource, which encourages children to take an active role in the process of planting and growing a large variety of plants. The space has been really well designed to be a practical and engaging area for teaching and learning to take place out of the classroom. The Growing Space is also developing into a place where the whole local community can take an active role in championing sustainability and biodiversity.'
Thomas's School, Kensington
Duke of Edinburgh Volunteer
'Our children are always excited to visit the garden and we find the courses to be very informative and fun. The teachers are very
well prepared and are very good at transferring that information to the children. We’ve been recommending it to our friends and look forward to attending more courses in the future.
We feel that the Growing Space has become an integral part of the local community and very much look forward to its future development.'