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Pippa Greenwood launched Stewart Garden Schools campaign

by Diane - October 4th, 2012.
Filed under: General Gardening.

Stewart garden schoolsThis is a great news story – for all those kids who love gardening, or haven’t yet discovered they love gardening!

Pippa Greenwood launched Stewart Garden Schools campaign at Glee 2012

Grow your own specialist and regular broadcaster, Pippa Greenwood, appeared at Glee 2012 to launch the Stewart Garden Schools campaign.

Stewart Garden is the gardening products division of UK manufacturer, Stewart. The Schools campaign aims to inspire young children and their families to discover the benefits of growing plants, salads and vegetables and by helping 100 schools across the UK embrace gardening every year.

As part of the launch, Pippa Greenwood took part in a photocall at Glee, where she revealed the Stewart Garden Schools campaign logo for the first time. An opportunity also arose at Glee whereby Brother, the world wide electronics and manufacturing company, agreed to generously donate towards the campaign.

Stewart Garden Schools will be a far reaching campaign. A wide range of Stewart Garden products, including propagators, seed trays, plant pots, troughs and watering cans will be donated as part of the Stewart Garden Schools Growing Kit. Promotional materials for participating schools and garden centres will have also be produced. Children will receive a booklet produced by Pippa Greenwood, who is also providing three varieties of easy grow vegetables seeds.

Brother, first learnt of the ’Stewart Garden School Project’ while attending the Garden Leisure & Equipment Exhibition in September.

Mike Kelly, Head of Category – Identification at Brother “I had the opportunity to speak with both Pippa Greenwood and Nigel Thompson of Stewart about the initiative. The plants and vegetables grown by the school children need to be labelled and that’s where our product can add value. Consequently Brother have been happy to supply one of our GL100 garden labellers to each of the 100 schools involved in the project”

Throughout the coming year, Stewart Garden, together with representatives of participating garden centres will visit schools and create a shortlist of the top five. These five schools will receive a visit from Pippa Greenwood and the judges in July 2013. Pippa and the judging team will then nominate the winner. The winning school will receive £2,000 to be spent at their Stewart Garden Schools garden centre. The second and third placed schools will receive £1,500 and £750 respectively, also for purchases at their nominating garden centre.

Pippa Greenwood is one of Britain’s most popular gardening broadcasters. She has presented a number of television and radio programmes.

Stewart Garden and Pippa Greenwood work together to help consumers improve their understanding of growing fruit and vegetables at home and support retailers in this increasingly popular market sector.

Pippa has several regular writing commitments including BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine and a monthly page in NFU Countryside Magazine. For eighteen years Pippa was the gardening columnist for The Mirror newspaper.