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The World Kitchen Garden Day is an annual, decentralized celebration of food produced on a human-scale.

It is recognized each year on the 4th Sunday of August and is an opportunity for people around the world to gather in their gardens with friends, family, and members of their local community to celebrate the multiple pleasures and benefits of home-grown, hand-made foods.

Take a look here for all the details.  To find everything you need to grow your own where you are visit www.recycleworks.co.uk.

 

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We think you will like this delightful and beautifully made porcelain Blue Tit Feeding House, decorated with Blue Tit illustrations by Marjolein Bastin. 

The perfect present for anyone who enjoys attracting birds to their garden, it is ideal for small gardens and balconies and can be easily hung against a wall, tree or fence post.

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Ice lollies can be expensive to buy and don’t always taste great – so why not make your own.  They only cost a few pence to make and will taste MUCH nicer!!

You Will Need:
A set of ice lolly moulds (or you can experiment with moulds made from small yoghurt pots)
Some lollipop sticks
Your favourite juices such as orange, mango, apple, grape, strawberry
Your favourite cordials such as orange, lemon, blackcurrant
Your favourite fizzy drinks – lemonade, orange, cola

What to do:

Fill your containers with your favourite drinks

Pop in  a lollipop stick

Place carefully in the freezer until they are frozen

Enjoy!

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If your school garden lacks space, or if there are lots of competing demands on it, small scale school gardening can be important. 

The Compact Wooden Compost Bin is perfect for composting in a smaller space.  Measuring 60cm by 60cm but 75cm tall, it will easily fit into a small corner, but is large enough to make a good amount of compost.

For a limited period only, take advantage of this Compact Wooden Compost Bin Value Bundle.  Included are the compost bin, a wooden lid, a composting pitchfork and a bottle of compost magic.  Click here for all the details.

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Every season has its rainy days and our gardens wouldn’t grow too well without them.

…And a wet day doesn’t mean that all thoughts of gardening have to stop!  So take a look here at our ideas for activities to do on a rainy day.

And don’t forget rain water is free so take advantage of natural water resources by collecting rainfall in a water butt, for use in the garden later!

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The summer holidays are a great time to spend some quality time with the children, and to help prevent things from descending into chaos, it’s good to have a few activities planned. 

Transform your garden into a wildlife haven, try sowing seeds to spell your name, make a flower picture… we have lots of ideas to share.  Read our Summer Holiday Activity Ideas  for more details. ….Happy Holidays!

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