Just add water

Our customers have been telling us how much they enjoy getting outside and growing plants and vegetables.  Gardening – on whatever scale – is a great way to get active and support positive mental health.

Whether you have a small spot on a windowsill, access to a communal garden, or your own garden, we want to encourage you to join in our ‘Just Add Water’ initiative which we’re running as part of 50th anniversary celebrations and get gardening!


Just Add Water – grow your own

We’re encouraging all customers to have a go at growing your own plants from seeds.  We’re sending out seeds to every customer in the post to get you started, and you might want to buy your own seeds, too.  We’d love to see how they grow!  Send us pictures to show how your plants are doing to inclusion@advanceuk.org or share on facebook and tag us in @advanceuk.org.


Just Add Water gardening competition

Later in the year, we’ll be running a competition to find our customers with the greenest fingers!  We’ll be asking you to send us photos of your gardens and plants and we’ll be announcing winners in several categories.  Look out for more information on this later in the year – but start getting your plants ready now!


Just Add Water - Improving communal outdoor spaces

We have identified a number of housing schemes where we’ll be working with customers to improve their communal garden areas.  This might be growing new plants, installing garden furniture and equipment, and generally sprucing up the area.  Look out for news about completed projects!