The Dorset Schools Group was formed to help children learn about the growing of plants and to learn about their value in our lives.
Grants up to a maximum of £400 are awarded to primary, middle and special schools to fund new projects for their school gardens. Advice and help is given to the school with initial planning, costing and layout of the proposed garden. Even on the most difficult sites gardens can be created and huge enjoyment gained by the children. It is very rewarding for them to be able to grow flowers and vegetables and then cook and eat the results of their hard work.
The Trust has made well over 100 grants to schools in the County. As well as helping with the administration, members of the Schools Group act as school visitors in their own area so that each school sees the same person each time they visit.