Jill Crooks has been involved in the gardening industry for over 12 years. As a qualified garden designer she has won gold at the Chelsea Flower Show, and has obtained several horticultural qualifications through the RHS. With a keen interest in environmental issues and a concern about the increasing lack of interest in the world around us, Jill got together with a fellow garden designer to help children discover gardening life skills and learn how plan, care for and enjoy their outdoor spaces. Running gardening workshops in schools, Jill has experience in teaching Early Years, KS1 and KS2.
In my experience once you’ve got children outdoors digging in the soil, pulling up worms, squidging slugs and generally losing themselves in the natural world……it’s difficult to get them back indoors!