Get Growing 2017 A free Growing club for parents and carers at Vallis First and St Louis Primary Schools.

Posted on 20th March, by allotments in Courses, Events, News. No Comments

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Get Growing 2017
A free Growing club for parents and carers at Vallis First and
St Louis Primary Schools.

Who is it for? Beginners with little or no previous experience in growing.
Do you want to: Get more exercise? Eat more healthily? Improve your growing skills? Save money? Meet new people?
What do you learn? You will learn how to grow food, from soil preparation and planting out, to looking after your crops at home and harvesting. We will give you good ideas on how to grow crops with your children at home. We will share advice and share recipes on how to cook the food we’ve grown.
Where? On the community plot at Welshmill Allotments Frome.

When? The session is weekly on Thursdays 12.45 -2.45. The first session is Thursday 20th April. We will run sessions throughout the growing season.

Do I have to attend every session? No. You can come along when you like and stay for as long as you like.

What do I need to bring? We will provide seeds, plants, tools and everything you need. You will be working with soil so wear old clothes, gardening gloves and sturdy boots.
Who will teach me? Experienced growers at Frome Allotments.
What do I do next? Email Frome Allotments with your contact details on by Friday 7th April.

Want to find out more?
01373 462628

In 2014, 2015 and 2016 we ran a similar course at Welshmill for parents at St Louis and Vallis schools. Here is what the course members said:

“I appreciated the advice and the encouragement to try something new – and to get my children interested in growing and eating new foods mainly because they have grown them themselves.”

“I really enjoyed the course. I’m now eating my own courgettes, spinach and lettuce. The sense of achievement is incredible. It is a great stress release and a fantastic way to engage with the local community. I had never grown anything in my life before.”

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