Let's Get GrowingPost in Community Groups & Events by Morven MacDonald
Spring flowers are so beautiful, giving us all hope of good times to come. We have a small growing kit for families and any other Garve & District residents
The Sun is Out! Let's get Growing!
Let's see what our community is capable of and bring back the colour to this beautiful district, lifting our community spirits after such a tough winter.
Join in this inter-generational activity. Click HERE and leave your contact details to receive your growing kit delivered to your doorstep with a smile and a wave. Any families new to the district, please get in touch to ensure we get your kit to you.
Included in your kit: Seed tray, compost for seed tray, selection of seeds, some bulbs, bird food and some interesting information on enjoying the outdoors and nature.
This is a fantastic activity to share with family members, a nice thing to do in the Easter holidays, great for learning about science, nature and caring for other living things. It gives us all a warm glow to see our plants and flowers flourish and bloom after nurturing them and of course encourages us to get outdoors. This activity can be down indoors or out to suit your circumstances. Let's really make the most of this Spring and Summer and enjoy it all.
We will be offering prizes for the tallest sunflower and the biggest sunflower, petal to petal! Joining in with the competition is optional. It will be lots of fun following the progress of the sunflowers and who will win 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes of £40, £30 and £20 respectively plus some bulbs to plant in September for next Spring.
Who knows what it may lead to. Perhaps some new green fingered growers in the district!
We are looking forward to seeing photos of the progress of the seedlings to share with the community as we move through Spring and Summer.
Final date for sunflower measurements is 31st August 2021 and awards to follow.
Thank you to Yvonne Boa, Community Engagement and Development Officer (CEDO) for connecting us with Green Health, Think Health Think Nature who have funded the Green Health Growing Kits and the Community Sport Hub project (HLH & Sportscotland) for putting them together. Thanks also to Lochluichart Community Trust for funding the delivery and facilitation of this initiative in Garve & District.
If you would like to learn more about connecting with the outdoors and nature have a look at the Think Health, Think Nature website Here