Monday, 25 May 2009

Planting the seeds for future gardeners.

This June, the 6th to be accurate, I will be helping the lovely people at Barclay's Business Unit WSM to build a garden for the children of Walliscote Junior School in Weston-super-Mare.
I attended Walliscote in my long lost youth so it will be a strange but welcome experience to return and give something back for the wonderful start in life the teachers and staff there gave me.
I know too well the dull and uninspiring concrete playground and the ugly pipes that stick out like burnt trees on scorched earth there. The sun was always too hot with nowhere to find shade and the rain would always find you during winter so it's hoped that we can build a little space for the budding horticulturists to learn about how the weather effects plants, how seeds become huge sheltering trees and how we can grow our own food without importing things from thousands of miles away.
If you live near enough, why not come along between 9 am and 5 pm and lend a hand?
All and any help will be greatly appreciated and you can bask in the glow of knowing you've been a part of something worthwhile.
Money is always welcome but physical help is needed more than anything.
Hopefully I'll see some of you there!

1 comment:

Dawn said...

Hope it goes well I know my youngest loves gardening time in school and any child catching the gardening bug early will have a smile.