Haskins’ Sophie Lyall partners with schools for Cultivation Street

by | Mar 28, 2019 | Business, Community, News | 0 comments

Haskins

Sophie Lyall is an assistant team leader at Haskins Garden Centre West End. She has partnered with local schools to help their development.

The West End garden centre has donated gardening products to local schools. This is part of Sophie’s role as a Cultivation Street Ambassador.
 
Cultivation Street, founded by David Domoney, encourages communities to get involved in gardening.
 
He introduced the campaign to celebrate community gardens and their ability to bring people together.
 
Each year, there is a Cultivation Street Ambassador competition. It rewards those that have gone the extra mile for their local communities.
 
Sophie has been an ambassador since February 2018 and was a runner-up in the 2018 competition.
 
Sophie’s role as an ambassador is to co-ordinate the supply of garden sundries to local schools.
 
Sophie commented: “I enjoy working with a range of local schools. I want to help increase children’s interest in gardening and help schools develop their resources.
 
“I’m passionate about teaching children what I know about gardening because they’re the next generation of gardeners.
 
“It’s great seeing how excited they get over a plant they have grown. It’s also great to get children interested in being outdoors and enjoying nature.
 
“This is something Haskins is keen on encouraging. This is evident from our Garden Gang campaign.”
 
As part of Sophie’s role, over the course of 2019, she’ll continue to visit the schools to join in with gardening activities. She also wants to strike up new partnerships with neighbouring schools.

more latest news ➡

Burgon & Ball wins four stars at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

BURGON & BALL WINS FOUR STARS AT RHS CHELSEA

Burgon & Ball, creator of beautiful garden tools since 1730, has won four stars from the Royal Horticultural Society for its stand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024. In its twenty-seventh year at the show, the Sheffield-based company has been honoured for the...

BOT shows catering performing well

Clothing and catering strong in April’s BoT figures

The Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade (BoT) for April is out and shows clothing and catering leading the way when compared to the same month last year. There was also a positive, 3.77%, year-to-date variance, but 10 of the 13 categories recorded...

Hozelock auto reel mobile

Hozelock unveils ground-breaking automatic hose system

The demands of modern gardening have evolved as consumers search for more convenient and efficient methods for an array of tasks, from planting and pruning to garden watering. This year, Hozelock has expanded its’ extensive hose storage offering with the launch of...

Squire's achieves peat free milestone

Squire’s achieves peat free milestone

Squire’s Garden Centres has confirmed that it no longer sells any bagged compost containing peat. The UK government proposed to ban the sale of bagged compost containing peat to home gardeners in England by the end of 2024. Although the ban is not yet in force,...

Horticultural manager wanted

Opportunity for horticultural manager

A garden centre in the Ipswich area is looking for a new horticultural manager to run the plant area. The new recruit will lead and develop a small team whilst enjoying the freedom to make decisions. Garden Centre Horticultural Manager £32 – 35,000 + Package &...

Read GCR's latest edition!

Subscribe ToThe Wednesday Word

Subscribe To
The Wednesday Word

 

Get all the latest news, events & more straight to your inbox every Wednesday.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This