TV?s Alan Titchmarsh wants gardening to be installed on the national curriculum in every primary school across the country.
Titchmarsh believes that whichever party wins the election in May should think long-term about getting children outside to teach them about horticulture.
The green-fingered presenter, 65, said: ?It?s desperately important we get gardening lessons on to the national curriculum.
?Gardening is good for kids? health and their understanding of science and nature.
?It makes them feel more responsible and more comprehending of the countryside. It?s vital they know about it.
?I bemoan the fact that lots of people have lost the feel for the country and things that grow and so are a bit fearful of the great outdoors.
?We need to know and understand it to safeguard its future. Life isn?t all about fame but reality, which is far more exciting.?