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Participants on Ignite Sport’s Holiday Activity Fund (HAF) Easter programme were gifted a selection of boxes designed to encourage users to grow their own vegetables at home.  

The boxes were received from Pot Gang and donated by Oxfordshire County Council as part of its commitment to the Marcus Rashford backed programme which provides free holiday clubs and food for eligible schoolchildren.   

Pot Gang owners Sam and Bryony founded the company during lockdown having found growing their own produce complicated at first attempt. Their boxes are designed to make growing vegetables and herbs simplistic for beginners and green-fingered enthusiasts requiring a helping hand.  

Today, Pot Gang has over 35,000 customers and was recently named the Sunday Times’ ‘Best Gardening Subscription’. Subscribers unlock access to three different seasonal seeds, which change monthly, eco-friendly compost pots and instructions.  

“We want to make growing simple and enjoyable for everyone,” said Sam. “We have plenty of packages available for our subscribers and we hope this new take on growing your own produce can inspire people to not only learn where their food comes from, but also eat healthier too.  

“We’ve introduced a selection of characters as well to make our product appeal to younger audiences, such as Benedict the Basil plant, Harley the Habanero Chilli, Cody Coriander and Martin Mint. There’s over 80 to grow and is makes the whole experience more fun and engaging.” 

During Ignite’s Easter holiday camps, over 200 children were given a box by Pot Gang.  

Coaches also talked about the importance of healthy eating and Pot Gang’s commitment to being an eco-friendly organisation that’s kind to the environment.  

Sam added: “Our compost is peat-free, meaning no bogland environments are drained in the production process, therefore wildlife habitats aren’t disrupted, and less CO2 is re-released into the atmosphere.  “In addition, our compost is made from repurposed coconut shells, meaning it’s vegan, organic and carbon neutral. We also offer our customers WhatsApp support, so if you’re stuck in the mud or want to turn over the leaf and grow something new, we’ve got your back.” 

Andy Francis, Active Communities Manager at Ignite said “We are grateful to Oxfordshire County Council for forming this supplier partnership and enabling the gifting of boxes to participants on recent HAF programmes and hope it inspires more youngsters to eat healthy and grow their own veg!”  

The team at Ignite Sport also have a Pot Gang kit which is currently thriving! Follow us on Instagram (@IgniteSport_UK) to keep an eye on our progress. And remember to upload your own snaps to social media and tag ourselves and Pot Gang too!  

Want to grow your own? Check out Pot Gang's website! 

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