Rodborough_School_gardening_clubSchool gardening clubs supported by the ‘Get Growing’ team from environmental charity Stroud Valleys Project received special gardening tools this term to help them look after their gardens.  SVP project workers Emily Janke-Pearson and Tamsin Bent distributed a combination of child sized forks, spades, trowels, hand forks, watering cans, brooms, rakes, and hoes to 14 schools, directly benefitting an estimated 200 children.

This is the first year that SVP is working with 20 primary schools across the district setting up gardening clubs and encouraging pupils to grow and eat their own vegetables. Since the beginning of the autumn term Emily and Tamsin also held four ‘Groundforce’-style gardening days to build raised beds in Brimscombe, Cam Hopton and Bisley primary schools and at The Lindens Kindergarten in Stroud, plus running two compost training workshops with Amanda Godber from Down to Earth at her allotment.

Emily said, “The Get Growing project is gathering pace and we are so pleased that we have been able to donate the gardening tools.  So far we have helped to build 12 new vegetable gardens in local primary schools in our district.”

Tamsin said, “We are also supporting schools directly at their gardening clubs and will use these sessions to pilot the teaching resource pack we are developing.”

 

For more information on the Get Growing project please contact Emily Janke-Pearson or Tamsin Bent at Stroud Valleys Project on 01453 753358 or see www.stroudvalleysproject.org

 

Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company,
registered in England and Wales.    

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107

Stroud Valleys Project,
8 Threadneedle Street,
Stroud,
Gloucestershire,
GL5 1AF

Tel: 01453 753358

Fax: 01453 755641

Email: info@stroudvalleysproject.org

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