The Garden Gang
8 children some of whom are disadvantaged have been enjoying and learning the outside space we have created together. The children growing have been maintaining the fruit areas such as apples for apple pressing into juice and strawberries and soft fruits for jam making.
Seed to Soup
60 children have experienced the allotment project learning more about healthy eating and living. This year’s learning in particular is about the variety of vegetables you can grow in one plot. Yakkers from Lakeland Radio came along to speak to us about this project, some audio extracts of which are included below:
36 young people some of whom are disadvantaged have supported the project by working well as a team, learning new skills in general outside garden maintenance, growing skills and how to support a local community.
Adult volunteers from the local community have supported the Community Roots Project here in the fruit and flower gardens, pond area, allotment, at the Nursery and Cancercare. Some volunteers do not have gardens of their own, suffering through mental health or other illnesses and anxieties, this is an opportunity to come together. They tell us they have learnt and developed new skills and an interest in the benefits of healthy living by working in the outside environment and healthy eating by growing your own fruit and vegetables.