It’s time for budding young gardeners to get their green fingers dirty once again, as the Young Gardener of the Year Awards returns for it’s second year. This year’s competition recognises the passion, talent and gardening achievements of primary schools from across the country, and their students, who use their gardening prowess to grow and harvest nutritious food.

The awards, which attracted nearly 70 entries last year, are supported by T&G – New Zealand’s largest fresh produce grower – and Garden to Table which enables and encourages primary schools and children to grow, harvest, prepare and share healthy food.

The 2018 edition will be judged by Garden to Table ambassadors, chef and restauranteur, Al Brown and gardening guru, Dan MacKay along with T&G’s executive general manager of New Zealand Andrew Keaney and Garden to Table Executive CEO, Linda Taylor.

Entries to the awards open Monday 2 July.