Getting kids growing with Food for Life & Pukka Herbs

Pukka Herbs are supporting schools on their food journey for the third year in a row!

Pukka Herbs is supporting 34 schools to kick-start their good food journey with a subscription to the Food for Life School Awards programme. But that’s not all, a number of the lucky schools will also be receiving a raised herb planter, complete with seeds, compost and a set of resources designed to help pupils to get growing. 

The project forms part of the ‘Know Your Roots’ campaign which Pukka launched with Soil Association three years ago, in a joint commitment to 1% for the Planet, a global network of businesses and not-for-profits, working together to increase environmental giving.

The herb planters and kits will be donated in time for Grandparent Gardening Week (27 April – 1 May). Part of the Food for Life Get Togethers programme, Grandparent Gardening Week sees schools, nurseries, care settings, community groups and allotment holders working with grandparents, family members and local volunteers to rejuvenate growing spaces in time for spring. Combining the two initiatives will create intergenerational links between the children and older people in their communities, providing opportunities for the children to discover their own roots through growing.

Find out more about how Pukka Herbs are giving back 1% to the planet.

Pukka Herbs want to help all schools on their good food journey with herbs, so download the below resources and get growing! Let us know how you've used these resources on Twitter, tag us using @SAFoodforLife, #KnowYourRoots or #PukkaHerbProject.

Coriander info sheet Coriander lesson plan Carrot & Coriander soup 

Carrot & coriander soup Fennel lesson plan Lemmonbalm lesson plan

Herbs mint lesson plan Pea and mint dip

Pea and mint Dip  Foragingfornettles Growingseeds_herbsandspices

Dandelions foraging Sensory Scavenger Hunt

Kindly supported by

"Since day one, our mission has been to drive conservation through commerce, benefitting people, plants and the planet. We are therefore committed members of 1% for the Planet, donating 1% of our annual turnover to environmental initiatives. With this in mind, we are delighted to team up with Food for Life helping to highlight the incredible power of plants to children and grown-ups alike, contributing to a world in which plants play a central role in human health and well-being."Sebastian Pole, Co-Founder of Pukka Herbs

"We are delighted that Pukka are supporting Food for Life’s work, creating opportunities for children to discover the joy and health benefits of growing that we hope will extend far beyond this project."James Cashmore, Director of Food for Life