Supermarket to educate kids on growing food

Children around the UK are to be educated in the arts of gardening and cooking with the help of a supermarket chain.

Waitrose has launched a road show aimed at encouraging children to grow their own food in their gardens and greenhouses.

It is also a sponsor of the Royal Horticultural Societys (RHS) Campaign for School Gardening – a project playing a vital role in child learning, according to RHS head of education Dr Ruth Taylor.

"The RHS Campaign for School Gardening wants to create a legacy of fit and healthy generations who know how to garden, care for the environment and enjoy healthy food," she explained.

Waitroses events began this week at Stoughton Infant School in Guildford, Surrey, where kids were able to take part in the first of the national cooking and tasting shows.

The company has its "Waitrose Pod" – which transforms into a fully-operational kitchen and learning area – as the focal point of its educational days.

Children are to be taught how to plant their own fruit and vegetables, before being shown how to transform them into tasty snacks.

Kids who prefer insects to vegetables may wish to ask their parents to take them to RHS Garden Rosemoor in Great Torrington for its Creepy-Crawly week – which takes place between May 23rd and 31st.