Pukka Herbs is working with the Soil Association’s Food for Life programme in a joint commitment to engage children with nature to support wellbeing.
The project will see Pukka provide herb gardens to 40 primary schools across England. It comes as better levels of attention in class, higher achievement and stronger links with the local community have been reported in children with greater engagement with nature and time outside.
Each school will receive growing kits and will be supported to plant mint, lemon balm, coriander and fennel. Pukka will also cover the cost of a 12-month subscription to the Food for Life programme, giving children the opportunity to grow, cook and eat fresh healthy food.
The herb planters will be donated to schools in time for Grandparent Gardening Week, a nationwide campaign from Food for Life that encourages schools and nurseries to work with different generations from their local communities to cultivate herb gardens and veg patches.