It’s officially cool to be kind, and with our exclusive Trees for Cities charity collection you can show your support while you shop.
Trees For Cities mission to improve lives by creating greener cities really struck a chord with us. So, last year we launched our charity initiative, working with them on their Edible Playgrounds project. Transforming school grounds into vibrant outdoor teaching gardens. Inspiring hands-on learning, and getting children excited about growing and eating healthy food.
Through our first two waves of fundraising, we raised enough money to build five new Edible Playgrounds at schools in Greater Liverpool, Birmingham, London, Berkshire, and Cardiff.
@life_with_ivycoco wearing one of our Trees For Cities Charity T-shirts
What are Edible Playgrounds?
Edible Playgrounds are designed as areas for both learning and play. Designed to connect schoolchildren with nature, to enable them to learn about growing their own fruit and vegetables.
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The playgrounds include raised beds, planted with wide variety of herbs, edible flowers, vegetables, and fruits. As well as a greenhouse, archways and a bicycle wheel trellis for climbing plants, compost bins, a wormery, and a fully fitted outdoor classroom. The charity even ensure that raised beds are installed at either 40cm or 60cm height, for easy access to plants across all year groups and for wheelchair users.
Trees for Cities works with each school to help them embed the Edible Playground in their curriculum. Ensuring their long-term sustainability even after initial funding has ended. Their vision is that the Playground will be a hub for the wider community, with parents and grandparents welcome to enjoy the space with the children.
How you can show support?
You can help raise awareness, and donate in style with our gorgeous charity t-shirts. The exclusive Trees for Cities collection has 8 organic cotton designs from vests to roll sleeves and logo styles; think pretty embroidery and playful prints and fun motifs. With £2.50 being donated from the sale of each style, you can show your support and shop kinder.
Want to get involved or donate? Find out more about Trees for Cities and the work they do.