Gardening Club News for June 2019

Liz Read spent an evening at our gardening club on June 6th. telling us about the RHS scheme, gardening with schools.

Liz has been working with Great Cheverell school and running a garden club there for the last five years. She admits that she is a novice gardener but does it with enthusiasm which she gives to the children. The children learn so much when they gather after school and love weeding , watering, picking and eating their produce.  So much they do is a learning experience that can be continued in the classroom. They were given some wheat seed which they planted, harvested, ground to make flour and eventually into bread. The whole school played some part in this project.  When Tim Peake went into space he took some packets of rocket seed with him, Great Cheverell school were involved in the project of growing a blind trial of the seeds to evaluate if space had any effect on the growth of the plants.  All children love being outside, grubbing around in the earth finding various creatures which they can then identify. What a wonderful way for children to learn about nature and the environment with friends and adults alike and maybe lead to a career.

Well done Liz Read and Great Cheverell School.

Edington Garden club would like to thank all those that supported our stall at the Fair, whether by providing or buying plants and those that helped on the day.

Stella and Edward Callaway will be having an open garden on July 20th. 21st. to raise money for the mobile cancer unit Hope for Tomorrow.  Entry with tea will be £6.00.

There are still some places on the coach for trip to Wisley on September 21st.  Cost is £20.00 please contact Jacky  Hiscock our chairman,  if you are interested   Phone 01380 830133