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18/10/2022

The gardening gift that keeps on giving

Claire The Garden Editor

Have you heard that you can twin your garden and support farming families in Migori, Kenya?

We recently spoke to Ripple Effect supporter and sustainable gardening enthusiast and business owner Claire about why she has chosen to twin her garden and what garden twinning means to her.

Why did you choose to twin your garden?

"It's such a creative idea. I run a small start-up gardening business - The Garden Editor - and it matters a lot to me that I can spread and share gardening knowledge and joy with my neighbours near and far.

My professional background is in sustainability. The impact of climate change on our planet is affecting so many lives right now around the world. I wanted to celebrate the good that sustainable gardening can bring."

What makes gardening twinning special?

"Knowing that my garden is growing in synch with another horticultural endeavour elsewhere in the world is a really special feeling.

I loved the advice on creating a keyhole garden which I've already shared with some of my gardening clients. And I've saved the wildflower seeds for sowing next spring!"

Would you recommend garden twinning to a friend?

"It's a great way of lifting others up to cope with the challenges of the climate crisis in a practical, sustainable way."

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“Gardening sustainably for myself and for others gives me immense pleasure, only heightened by passing on that joy to others.”

Claire The Garden Editor

The perfect gift for gardeners!

Garden twinning makes a great gift for yourself or for a loved one. Twin a garden and grow side by side with a family in rural Migori, Kenya.

Your donation of £60 could help a family living in Kenya with three years of training in sustainable organic farming. Starting with small kitchen gardens, families can grow enough to eat, set up businesses, and go after their dreams.

In recognition of your donation, you'll receive a vegetable growing guide from Charles Dowding our No Dig expert, a sustainable wooden plaque to display in your garden, and some wildflower seeds to get you started!