Grow your own kits are available to help inspire people into growing their own food! Taking control of where your food comes from is a really practical way to improve food security for your family.
The Island Project has developed this simple product as part of its mission to achieve RHS Level 5 status. The allotment on the farm has developed over time and is now ready to become self-sustainable and sell to the wider community. The Island Project is a non-profit making organization that relies on fundraising to continue to provide its service for vulnerable and complex young people.
Young people who attend the project have been able to learn a variety of skills. Students have learnt how to sow seeds, appreciate organic growing methods as well as learning valuable life skills such as mowing the lawn, making organic fertilizers and improving their diet.
Almost everything involved in making these kits have come from recycled materials. Pallets have been saved from landfill, compost has been made by students, plant pots have been donated and compost bags have been saved and recycled.
All the money made from the grow your own kits will help provide further opportunities for young people and will financially secure the garden and woodworking activities.
What does this pack include?
- Wood materials (Planter size is 120cm x 60 cm)
- Screws (16 pieces)
- Compost (enough to fill your planter)
- A variety of 8-12 seedlings (Lettuce, Spinach, Tomato, Chard, Pea, Potato. Depending on what is ready to go)
Take a look at our garden and where your seedlings are grown (22/5/2020):
Jonny, our main gardening tutor has created some instructions from home during COVID-19 social isolation. Instructions layout 10 clear steps on how to build your planter and how to plant out your seedlings. To see chapter timings please click the video directly here
Please note that this is a £30 recommended donation.
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If you have any questions please contact Jonny via email.