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Saturday Garden Club

posted 4 Mar 2014, 04:10 by . WebResources Account   [ updated 4 Mar 2014, 04:47 ]

On 15 February, we had our second Saturday Morning Garden Club. With storms raging all around the country, it was looking like we would have to work in the poly tunnel all morning. Thankfully however, the weather broke about 9.45am, the sun appeared and the showers stopped.

We started the day with a good cup of tea (like any decent workforce of 22 people) and then set to work. There was storm damage to the chicken run roof and thankfully the dads stepped in to repair it. Caroline (who loves to weed), got straight in to weeding one of our flower beds and our multitude of budding young gardeners planted potatoes in buckets as part of our ongoing ‘Plant 2 Plate project.’ Some of our students also laid logs and wood chipping around some newly planted trees.





After another break for tea, coffee, Sarah’s lovely cakes and chocolate for the kids (which always go down well), we got back to work. Well I say work, but in reality the adults stood around chatting and polishing off the cakes and the younger kids played in the poly tunnel bed like it was some kind of play pit. Alternatively, they were driven around on the barrow by my son Max. (The horse got his own back and was towed around the garden by the little ones).

I would like to thank all those who came for their hard work, cake baking skills and keeping things in line. We very much enjoy having you in the garden and hope you enjoyed it too.

The next meeting will be on 15 March in the garden from 9.30 till 12.30. If you want to know more, please contact John Butterworth JButterworth@bexleyheathacademy.org.


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