Interviews, Events and News
Shedstore sponsors CarFest 2016
Shedstore were delighted to support BBC’s CarFest for Children in need by donating fifteen sheds to their ShedFest competition. Fifteen lucky families were given the chance to go head-to-head as they raced to create their very own ‘dream shed’ during the 3 days of the festival. They had the ideas, we had the sheds, and Chris Evans and his team chose a winner!
We caught up with the people behind Eat Seasonably, a website that focuses on growing your own or buying food that is in season. We chat about the benefits of this and how eating seasonably can cut the cost of fruit and veg, whilst tasting even more delicious! Check out the interview below.
Our Interview with Eat Seasonably
The Mushroom Diary is the fungi foraging blog. Here, the creator, John Harris, talks to us about all things mushroom-related, including identification, mushroom forays and seasonal delights.
Read our exclusive interview with John below.
Our Interview with The Mushroom Diary
We spoke to the great people at Capital Growth, London’s food growing network with over 2,000 members, about what they do and how to get involved.
They strive to get everyone growing, no matter where they work, what they do, or their age. Take a look at our interview with them below.
Gardening Projects with Capital Growth
Posted: August 09, 2016
Research has proven what many gardeners have known for generations – that gardening is good for your health.
There are a lot of positive reasons to start gardening. Whether you’re struggling with stress and mental health, or trying to be more active, look to gardening to help improve your health.
If you’re a keen gardener, or just like to potter in the garden each summer, you will most likely already know that gardening is a great form of moderate exercise. Just 30 minutes of pu
We caught up with Catherine Hughes, owner of the Growing Family blog, to talk about spending time on allotments and fitting gardening in around a hectic family lifestyle.
Catherine is a firm believer in getting children interested in gardening from a young age and works with them in the garden to encourage their involvement. Check out our interview below.
Wild flowers are crucial in helping wildlife across the UK survive, so we caught up with the guys over at Grow Wild to find out about the impact of their work.
Grow Wild is the UK’s biggest wild flower campaign and brings communities together to transform local spaces with native, pollinator-friendly wild flowers and plants. Check out our interview with them below.
Following on from our showcase of outdoor learning projects and funds throughout the UK, we recently spoke with the guys over at Buglife about outdoor learning and how attitudes towards it have changed over recent years.
We looked at the different aspects of outdoor learning, including the environment, wildlife and conservation, to get more of an idea about the work being carried out. Check out our interview below.
We recently spoke to Alexandra over at The Middle-Sized Garden about growing techniques, gardening tips, and effective seasonal gardening. Check out what Alexandra had to say below:
Our Interview with The Middle-Sized Garden
1. What challenges have you faced owning a middle-sized garden?
Posted: March 15, 2016
The times when teachers take their class outside are etched in children’s memories. Escaping a hot, stuffy classroom can do wonders for children’s concentration and open-air learning is sure to refresh teachers as well.
Schools are waking up to the idea that gardening is not just a fun way of taking the odd lesson in the summer – it can provide real benefits to children’s educational achievements.
Evidence is mounting that designing, planting and maintaining a school garden can imp