New gardening and growing club for Key Stage 2 children
A new gardening and growing club for Key Stage 2 children is starting soon at Ross Community Garden.
The initiative, which is part of Ross Food Hub, is looking to encourage children into growing, understanding where food comes from and healthy eating. The garden, based in Old Gloucester Road, is run by Haygrove Community Gardens and supports many people in their local community.
In November last year a Zero Waste Stall was launched and already 6 tonnes of surplus food has been handed out and saved from landfill. This is now been followed up by two further stalls that support people in the areas of cooking and growing their own food.
Tim Shelley, Project Leader at the garden, said: “We are thrilled to be launching this project. We have over 500 children who visit the garden each year, but it will also be fantastic to be working with a smaller group of children who really want to connect with nature and want to grow their own food.”
The new monthly group has recently received some funding towards the project from Arcadis. Charity chair, Debs Nutt, said: “We are delighted to be able to support this fantastic community initiative through our Community Funding Programme, our children are our future and helping them to learn and understand about foods and where they come from is hugely important to reducing diseases such as diabetes and obesity.
”I would also encourage any Arcadian that is local to the Ross Food Hub to think about donating some of your time to them, after all what better way to Improve the Quality of Life for our people and communities than to get involved and make a difference.”
The club is launching on Saturday 19th June and will run once a month 2-4pm. There is a small cost of £2.50 per session which will cover some tool costs. If you would like to register your child or would like further information, please contact Tim Shelley: 07972624378 email@example.com