100 UK schools receive Stewart Garden kits
The Stewart Garden Schools Campaign with Pippa Greenwood 2014 took a big step forward this month as entrants received their campaign kits. Comprising a range of gardening products, the kits have enabled participating schools to start growing their own fruit and vegetables from scratch.
The kits, donated to 100 schools throughout the UK include such places as the Isle of Wight, Cumbria, Devon, Somerset, Kent and Stirling.
Inside every kit are three varieties of easy-grow vegetable seeds from Pippa Greenwood’s own range. Compost has been donated by participating garden centres and professional grower's specialist, J Arthur Bowers. Pupils have received a booklet produced by Stewart Garden. The kit also includes:
- 10 scoops
- 5 potting tray & shelves
- 2 x 22cm premium seed trays
- 10 x 22cm kitchen garden propagator sets
- 50 plant pots
- 5 x 70cm Corinthian troughs
- 1 pack of eight x 5 litre watering cans
- 1 x 68cm electric kitchen garden propagators
In total, 100 schools across the UK, from the Isle of Wight to Stirling, are taking part in The Stewart Garden Schools Campaign with Pippa Greenwood 2014. The aim of the competition, which was first launched in 2012, is to encourage pupils to get involved in grow your own. In 2013, 95 schools took part, with the winning prize going to Lough View Integrated Primary School in Belfast.
Also supporting the Stewart Garden Schools Campaign 2014 is the global electronics company, Brother, who has supplied its sophisticated GL200 garden label printer.
Stewart Garden is challenging participating schools to demonstrate creativity and inspiration in the use of their kits. Entries can be submitted through photographs, videos, scrapbooks or slideshows. The top 10 schools will receive a visit from the judges, whose feedback will be collated and analysed. The winner will be announced in September 2014.
The winning school will receive £1,100 to be spent at their local garden centre. Nine runners up will each receive £500, with £100 of each prize being donated by J Arthur Bowers.
Pippa Greenwood is one of Britain’s most popular gardening columnists, a highly respected author and the presenter of several television and radio programmes. Pippa’s regular writing commitments include BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine and a monthly page in NFU Countryside Magazine. For eighteen years Pippa was the gardening columnist for The Mirror newspaper.
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Hampton Lucy C of E Primary School and Nursery
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Lough View Integrated Primary School
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St.Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School
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Chevening, St Botolph's C.E. Primary School
Charlton Manor Primary School
St Peter's Primary School
How Wood Primary School
Chesham Primary School Bury
Meare Village Primary School
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Westonzoyland Community Primary School
Stafford Preparatory School
Cheslyn Hay Primary School
St Egwins CE Middle School
Wilden All Saints CofE Primary School
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Our Lady of the Assumption RC School
Borestone Primary School
Livingston Village Primary School
Buckstone Primary School
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St Margarets Primary School
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Stewart - backgrounder
Stewart is the UK market leader in the manufacture and supply of technical plastic moulded products for the gardening, home and professional catering sectors. The company offers an extensive portfolio of products ranging from garden planters and propagators, to food containers and specialist storage products. Three specialist divisions also work across the aerospace, automotive and medical industries.
The company employs 70 permanent staff and 30 seasonal workers at a purpose-built 178,000 sq ft facility in Banbury, Oxon, which opened in September 2012. The factory and distribution centre includes state of the art machinery giving Stewart a world class advantage over its UK competitors.
It enjoyed a turnover of £13 million in 2010.
Stewart is headed by CEO Richard Butler who built his career in the technical plastics and rubber sector and has worked for leading manufacturers in the aerospace and automotive sector.
Originally established in 1945 the company was the subject of a BIMBO (buy-in/ management buyout) in June 2011. ECI, the mid-market private equity specialist, invested £12 million in the company in a deal that valued the business at £17 million.
Stewart Garden produces grow your own products, watering, pots, propagators and garden accessories and sundries. These are available in over 1600 outlets across the UK and Eire including major DIY outlets such as Homebase and Wilkinsons and garden centres across the UK such as Dobbies and Klondyke/Strikes, The Garden Centre Group and some 600 plus independent garden centres.
Stewart Garden plays an active role in the gardening and leisure industry through its membership of:
- GIMA – the Garden Industry Manufacturers Association
- Gardenex – the Federation of Garden and Leisure Manufacturers Limited
- HTA – the Horticultural Trades Association
Stewart won the House Beautiful Best Product Garden Category in 2005 and the Klondyke Dry Goods Supplier Award in 2010. The company was a GIMA Awards - POS Finalist in 2009, and Best of British Finalist in 2011. It’s Heat and Grow Thermostatic Propagator was top in the Which? Gardening Best Buy test on windowsill propagators 2011.
Stewart Home provides food storage and homewares products. These comprise of the Refine, Essentials and Seal Fresh food and drink storage collections, offering hygienic storage in a wide range of colours and shapes.
Stewart Catering supplies the Gastronorm and Seal Fresh food storage ranges to the catering industry and specialist cook shops via wholesale and cash and carry outlets.
Other Stewart divisions are:
Each division of Stewart is BS ISO 9001-2000 and TS16949 accredited and operates from the company’s manufacturing, warehousing and distribution centre in Banbury, Oxon.
For more information visit www.stewartlimited.co.uk
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