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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Roots and Shoots: Garden Priority

Education, like great gardening, is high-maintenance work. A London school reaches out to children with special needs, turning out honey and horticulturists.


Inner city campus? Roots and Shoots is a gardening

school + in the Lambeth neighborhood of London

Photo: Courtesy of Roots and Shoots

By Allen Bush

There’s a little piece of wonderland in London, England. It’s not far from the Houses of Parliament and only a short walk from Waterloo Station. Roots and Shoots, a model gardening school, is tucked away off a side street, hidden behind council flats in Lambeth, in a neighborhood of Georgian and early Victorian houses.

When I visited in late May, Environmental Education and Resources Manager David Perkins was introducing a visiting school group to bees, bugs and baby birds. Smiling faces prove that something good was going on.

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