Inspiring Children to ‘Grow and Sell’
Our 'Grow and Sell' scheme for primary schools is now in its third year. This programme aims to educate and inspire children about food and where it comes from.
The scheme was developed in conjunction with the Waitrose's Leckford Estate and the Seed Pantry. Waitrose stores team up with local primary schools and provide 'Grow and Sell' kits, containing seeds, equipment and growing instructions – everything needed to get school allotments and vegetable patches up and running. Schools can also download a special Grow and Sell app which contains a wealth of information for children, parents and teachers about how crops are farmed and the importance of the environment and seasonality.
So far we have reached almost 250,000 school children and delivered 8,000 kits.