Young gardeners get their hands dirty for Thornbury
2:02pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
PROMISING young gardeners in Thornbury got their little hands dirty for the benefit of the whole town.
First Step Pre-School pupils armed with trowels and pots took on the mammoth task of preparing Thornbury Community Garden for winter.
The children rolled up their sleeves and got stuck in, planting daffodil bulbs by the dozen.
Jenny Ovens, of Thornbury Community Garden, said: “The children have visited the community garden and taken part in various exercises in a wonderfully safe environment.
“We wanted them to come and plant some spring flowering bulbs, so that next time they visit they can say to their parents and relatives that they planted those bulbs.”
The bulbs and compost were donated by family-run Almondsbury Garden Centre as part of its Grow at School initiative to support children’s gardening projects.
“We all know that times are difficult, but we want all gardening projects and after-school clubs to continue,” said Richard Truscott, marketing manager at Almondsbury Garden Centre.
“The idea behind the scheme is to create a gardening legacy where pupils are inspired to do things at home with their families.”
The scheme is also open to community groups, charities and playgroups. Applications to the Grow at School initiative must be submitted by October 25.
To find out more or sign up visit www.parkgardencentres.co.uk/group/grow-at-school-application.php , email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Grow at School team on 01454 457331.
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