National Gardening Week is fast approaching and this year the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) are focusing the campaign on “Edible Britain” as an acknowledgment of own-grown produce. Launched in 2011, the event has grown year-on-year and is now the nation’s biggest celebrationof gardening. Gardeners of all ages are encouraged to start growing produce and share their efforts on social media by using hashtag #NationalGardeningWeek.
Gardening is well known to be advantageous to personal wellbeing, whilst encouraging children to grow their own fruit and vegetables provides life skills and an appreciation of good food.
It is, however, important to protect the skin when gardening. Thorny plants and sharp-edged stones can easily break a child’s skin and make them more susceptible to infections such as tetanus from the clostridium tetani bacterium, commonly found in soil.
General advice is to wear protective gloves and long sleeves to avoid the risk of skin breakage and contact with poisonous plants.
Eureka! is pleased to announce the addition of children’s gardening gloves to its wide range of first aid, hygiene and safety products, helping you protect a child’s hands in time for National Gardening Week.
The colourful play and work gloves for children are perfect for protecting small hands and provide excellent grip without loss of touch sensitivity. They are breathable to avoid excessive sweating and a snug knit wrist keeps out dirt and allows for easy donning and doffing.
With prices as low as £2.75 a pair and free next working day delivery on all UK mainland orders placed before 4.30pm, you can ensure the protection of little ones in your care.
Find out more at www.eurekadirect.co.uk/gardening
Find out more about National Gardening Week here