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Young Talent of the Year is back and BBC 3 are on the look out for the UK’s top young talent.

If you are aged 16-25 and are a talented gardener, or if you know someone who is,  BBC 3 want to hear from you.

If you think that you are a true ambassador for your trade and want to showcase your skills then contact the BBC for an application form.  The closing date is 5th August 2011.  Click here for all the details on how to apply …and good luck! 

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Thanks to everyone who took part in our competitions in March – we had literally piles of entries coming into the office which is great!

The lucky first family out of the hat were the Bromilows from Lancashire.  Congratulations your Mini Raised Bed Starter Kit and seeds  are on their way. 

The winning school was West Oaks School in Leeds.  Well done to all the children who took part.  A copy of the brilliant book Edible Gardens in Schools is on its way to you, along with a mini Raised Bed Triple Starter Kit and seeds.  We hope you all enjoy your prizes this spring!

Every month here are Gardening With Children, we give away lots of free gardening and wildlife goodies to schools and families, through our competitions. 

If you would like to enter the competition for April click here for schools and click here for families.  Good Luck!  

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With autumn in the air, now is the perfect time to get composting. So for this months school competition we thought it would be fun to have a Mini Composting Quiz.

Why not have a go, it will only take a few minutes and it’s a fun way to learn more about composting. …And the first lucky school out of the hat will win one of these brilliant Children’s Twin Wooden Compost. Made from FSC wood and treated with non-toxic preservative it’s a perfect way to get kids excited about composting.  …But the closing date is 30th September 2010 so enter today! 


So here are the questions

Which one of the following helps to make compost in the compost bin? (a)Birds, (b)Worms or (c)Squirrels

List 3 things you can put on the compost heap

List 3 things you should avoid putting on the compost heap

True or False? – Some moisture is important for composting and helps the vegetation to break down but too much water makes the compost smelly and sloppy

Why do you think it’s important to compost kitchen and garden waste?

Send you entries by email to competitions@gardeningwithchildren.co.uk or fill in the form here and send by post to Gardening With Children, Unit 1, Bee Mill, Ribchester, PR3 3XJ.

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This month we thought that it would be fun to have some word game competitions. 

For the Schools Competition we have some well-known birds for you, but they are all in a bit of a feathery flap and need to be unjumbled.  Find all the details on how to enter here and if you can name the 10 birds send your entry to us to arrive no later than 30th June 2010. 

The winning school will receive a handy Raised Bed Double Module Starter Kit, a packet of Instant Meadow Seeds to attract a wealth of bees and butterflies to the garden, a handy laminated, full colour Guide to British Butterflies plus the fab Buzzing CD …a fun celebration of garden creepy crawlies.

For the Family Competition we thought you might enjoy a word linking game.  

All the details of how to enter are here.  ….And if you can do all 5 of the word links you could win a  handy Raised Bed Double Module Starter Kit, and a packet of Instant Meadow Seeds to attract a wealth of bees and butterflies to your garden.  But the closing date is 30 June 2010 so why not have a go and enter today!

Good Luck!!

All prizes are provided by Recycleworks - where you can find just about everything you need for gardening with children!

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