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  • Writer's pictureWilliam Benson

Introducing the Urban Growing Club!


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Urban growing club vertical towers in a classroom


We are extremely excited to announce the launch of The Urban Growing Club, an innovative new part of Seedleaves that is revolutionising vertical farming in schools. The program is designed to bring vertical towers into classrooms, community groups, and nursing homes, with a primary focus on schools initially. We are proud to have installed a three-tower setup in a school near London and essentially created the Urban Growing Club on what has been successful there.


The Urban Growing Club is a comprehensive program that consists of five key elements.


Children look after a vertical tower garden in Urban Growing Club
Children look after a vertical tower garden

The first is the three vertical towers, which are designed to help students grow plants indoors under lights all year round. The towers are easy to use and provide an ideal environment for plants to thrive.


Students love growing with them- they are a little futuristic looking but also grow plants extremely quickly- when they get back from the weekend- they can see growth.


The second element is the planting plan and years' worth of seeds, which have been carefully selected to provide a wide range of plants that can be grown indoors. This provides students with a unique opportunity to learn about different types of plants and how to grow them effectively.

Leafy greens, herbs, edible flowers, and fruiting plants like tomatoes, cucumbers and courgettes all grow well with the towers and are part of our year-long growing schedule



School children learning about a vertical Tower Garden with urban growing club
School children learning about a vertical Tower Garden

The third element of the Urban Growing Club is the online videos, tutorials, and printable curriculum ideas. These resources are designed to provide additional support for students as they embark on their indoor gardening journey. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive learning experience that is both fun and educational. The online lessons are designed to be fun for the students and light-hearted but informative. Then the lessons for the teachers are more detailed and will mean that a school will always have the resource for any teacher to take over the club if needed. Our printable curriculum lessons have been developed in the US by a university and are available for all year groups.



Fourth is to provide remote maintenance for schools that join the club, with our team available to answer any questions or address any problems via our Whatsapp for the business channel within four hours. This ensures that our members receive the support they need to grow the club and if they have any problem at all we are there to resolve the problem.



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Urban Growing Club banner

Finally, the Urban Growing Club offers monthly challenges that provide cross-curricular fun opportunities for students to further their knowledge about plants and their relationship with the environment. These challenges are designed to be both engaging and educational, helping students develop new skills and knowledge.


We are adding to the online platform that holds all of the above, very regularly- creating a hub of constantly increasing media for schools to use.


In conclusion, we are proud to have launched The Urban Growing Club and believe it has enormous potential to transform indoor gardening. The potential to then put this into nursing homes, giving the elderly the ability to continue to do something they've always loved or community centres is next on the list!


If you'd like more information, please register your interest at: https://schools.urbangrowingclub.com/

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