Growing for the Future – April

Visit the Growing for the Future resource on and get ideas to manage your garden.

April should bring some better weather and see the last of the frosts. At last you can really get going with planting and sowing. This is the month to get on with the planting follow the link above to get all the details of what to plant in April.

CCEA has developed a web resource, in partnership with Tourism NI, to encourage children to grow fruit and vegetables, explore where food comes from and to promote healthy eating.

Teachers can access curriculum-linked resource sheets for Key Stages 1 and 2 divided into the calendar year, with monthly overviews and guidance to growing the fruits and vegetables that are in season.  These resourcescan support many of the Ten Topics of the Eco-Schools Green Flag journey, such as Biodiversity, Energy and Healthy Living. Let us know how you get on with any of these activities by sharing on CCEA’s social media or email Melanie Mulligan, Education Manager on

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