Gardening as part of the National Curriculum
Just watching the BBC news and the potential of gardening becoming part of the National Curriculum. The Prime Minister's comment in a speech a couple of years ago, which equated gardening skills with litter collection seems to have galvanised the RHS and schools to hit back.
It's a no-brainer for me, and I'm sure most people on this forum, to know that gardening provides the basic essentials for the majority of sciences. My own interest in gardening, which started mumbly mumbly years ago, sparked my interest and resulted in a degree in Environmental Earth Sciences.
I'm still a strong advocate of litter collection though. Litter ruins the look of a garden