Waitrose launches gardening road show

A supermarket firm has launched a road show to get children into their gardens and greenhouses to grow their own food.

Waitrose – sponsor of the Royal Horticultural Societys (RHS) Campaign for School Gardening – began its national cooking and tasting events this week at Stoughton Infant School in Guildford, Surrey.

Aimed at inspiring pupils and teachers to eat what they grow, the shows will be staffed by RHS gardening experts and Waitrose catering demonstrators.

The Waitrose Pod will be taken to each venue, transforming into a fully equipped kitchen and learning space.

Kids will be taught how to plant vegetables before being shown how to turn their produce into tasty snacks.

"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," explained RHS head of education Dr Ruth Taylor.

Child gardeners have been invited to RHS Garden Rosemoor in Great Torrington for its Creepy-Crawly week – which takes place between May 23rd and 31st.