Springfield House Community Special School

PROUD of our Roots



We are pleased to announce that the Soil Association's Plant and Share Month is returning for spring 2024! As part of the school's ongoing Health for Life focus, we are once again encouraging our families to take part.

We want good food to be the easy choice for everyone, so that all our children have the chance to grow, cook and eat good food and to develop a happy, healthy relationship with food.
This year Plant and Share will run from 1st - 30th April, with even more ideas added into each of the themed weeks.

Each week we will share activities for you to try at home. Whether you’re brand-new to growing or a more experienced gardener looking for something new, the Plant and Share toolkit is full of inspiration to ensure anyone can get growing.


Week 1: Growing for All - 1-7 April
Plant and Share is about ensuring that growing your own food is easy and accessible for everyone, from first time growers to community organisers, whether you're growing in an outdoor space, or windowsill, our friends at the Soil Association will be able to help.


Beginners guide to growing

Getting your garden ready

Three steps to growing

Growing indoors                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Week 2: Growing to Eat - 8-14 April
With rising food costs, growing food can be a simple and fun way to enjoy good food. Whether you're growing strawberries in an old container or going crazy for cress, Plant and Share provides a host of great resources to help.

Strawberry Wellies

Crazy for Cress

Growing Chillies

Grow your Own Soup


Week 3: Growing for Joy - 15-21 April
Getting out in the garden can do wonders for your well-being. Whether it's growing beautiful plants to bring colour and wildlife to your backyard or vegetable patch, getting crafty in the garden, or simply nurturing a plant through its life-cycle, there's an abundance of positives to growing and reconnecting to nature's rhythms.


Champion Planting

Benefits of Gardening

Garden Crafts


Week 4: Growing for Nature - 22-30 April
Bees, bugs and other wildlife are nature's superheroes, helping produce the food we eat. Planting some nature-friendly plants is a great way to do your bit for these mighty guardians of growing.

Bee Kind

Build a Bug Hotel

Climate and Nature Friendly Growing

Precious Pollinators