1 Crop sales:
If you get a bumper crop of produce, be it strawberries in early summer, runner beans in late summer or pumpkins for Halloween, set up a stall at the school entrance.
2 Cut flowers:
Does your school garden prioritise flowers? If so, cut them and make bunches to sell.
3 Plant sales:
If your strawberry patch is getting too big or children have grown fruit tree saplings from seed, try selling off any surplus plants.
4 Fruit juice or smoothies:
There’s nothing more refreshing on a late summer day. Make juice or smoothies and sell to parents and passers by.
If your garden makes a lot of compost from food scraps and garden cuttings, bag it up and sell it. Peat-free and local!
6 Produce competitions:
Get budding gardeners to enter local contests to grow the biggest marrow, longest carrot or tallest sunflower.
7 Non-uniform gardeners:
Offer a chance for pupils to skip uniform for the day for a small fee, then come and work in the garden, raising money and learning about gardening in one go.
8 Open days and coffee mornings:
Charge a small fee or shake your donation bucket at an open day, bringing in the community to see the garden, do some pond dipping or just have a drink and a chat.
9 Treasure hunts:
Charge to open up the school garden to parents who might not have their own outside space but want to do a treasure hunt for their child’s birthday.
10 Rent a bed:
If there are parents with no outside space outside, rent a flowerbed to them.