Environment day at community garden

Friday 17th June 2022 10:00 am
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The project is expected to have around 700 visitors this year.

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Local primary schools came together on June 6 to mark World Environment Day and learn about where their food comes from and to understand how to live more sustainably.

The day was hosted and organised by Ross Community Garden and was an opportunity for children to learn more about the issues facing our environment.

Around 100 children attended the day, which included guest speakers from the Marine Conservation Society, Abel and Cole, Haygrove, and Herefordshire Wildlife Trust. In the afternoon the children enjoyed working with Wildplay, finding insects and pollinators, as well as Yat Pottery, where they made some impressive pieces of clay work.

Tim Shelley, project leader of the community garden said: “It’s been wonderful to bring children together, to help them engage with the big issues we are facing and helping them to see if they can make a difference in their local community. We are incredibly grateful to businesses, charities and local schools who have helped us put on today.”

The project, based in Old Gloucester Rd, is expected to have around 700 children visit the garden this year. The goal is to help children understand where food comes from and encourage them to live more sustainably. Tim Shelley can provide more information, [email protected]

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