This Autumn I have joined the RHS Green Plan It Challenge, my involvement in the project has been to work as gardening mentor to the team from Manor Sports College, Raunds. I am so impressed by the enthusiasm of this school team, my job has been made so easy!
This challenge was piloted last year by the RHS. It was met with such enthusiasm that it has been rolled out as a nation wide competition for schools for the first time this year. A design project for teams of students aged 11-19. RHS have invited mentors from throughout the horticulture industry, to impart a broader understanding of the industry and hopefully encourage the next generation to join and reap the rewards of a horticultural career.