The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) have sponsored Cultivation Street for the last 5 years, and immediate-past president Adam Wigglesworth from Aylett Nurseries said, “We are delighted to see the campaign continue to grow into its 6th year – what an achievement. Now with another horticultural heavyweight firmly behind it, it will keep growing. Community and school gardening is so important, and this is a campaign the industry can feel proud of.”
David Domoney, campaign founder, says, “Cultivation Street is now in its 6th year and has built up a significant momentum and ambition. It’s truly humbling to have had so much interest in supporting the campaign after 5 years of HTA sponsorship came to its end. The HTA have been great partners and will always be a part of our heritage. Keeping it horticultural was key, so we awarded sponsorship to Syngenta. They are bursting with energy to promote the activity of gardening up and down the streets of Britain, and they truly believe that every child should be able to experience growing plants.”
Cultivation Street now boasts its own online video channel – Cultivation Street TV, a help-line for new gardeners, an ambassador scheme, a whole host of growing and fundraising guides, a huge national competition, a monthly newsletter, an ever-growing community of communities on social media, as well as coverage on television and in national newspapers and magazines.
New for 2018 will be the mentor scheme, where new communities, schools and neighbourhood street gardeners will be paired with experts who have achieved great successes with their own projects, and will offer help and advice to others who are getting started.
Cultivation Street was founded by TV Gardener David Domoney to promote community gardening and it is now in its fourth year. It aims to support community and school gardening projects and inspire more people to take part. The campaign has gained national press coverage and support across the industry.
It has now grown to include thousands of participants all across the UK, including school gardens, community gardens and neighbourhood projects. Leading garden centres have pledged their support to the campaign and teamed up with their local communities to embolden their gardening activities.
The campaign includes a gardening competition to find the UK’s best community, neighbourhood and school gardening projects. The competition has always been judged by an esteemed panel of industry experts, including representatives from The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, The Chartered Institute of Horticulture, Kew Gardens, The Horticultural Trades Association, and other leading lights in the horticulture media sector.
Visit the website at www.cultivationstreet.co.uk and follow the campaign on Twitter @CultivationSt.
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