As part of the Dig Merton project, Sustainable Merton are running gardening clubs at a number of schools in the borough throughout the Summer term (2016).
Volunteers are needed to help children and parents to plant, grow and take care of fruit and vegetables.
Give as much or as little of your time as you can, as part of the core gardening group or on an occasional/ drop in basis. So come and spend time having fun in the garden and perhaps learn some new skills too!
Some benefits of getting involved in a community vegetable garden include:
1. Improves health, well being and quality of life for people in the garden
2. Connects people to their community
3. Encourages self-reliance
4. Produces nutritious food and reduces family food budgets
5. Encourages good eating habits in your children!
When & Where
Mondays: William Morris Primary School, Recreation Way, Mitcham CR4 1PJ
Tuesdays: Beecholme Primary School, Edgehill Road, Mitcham CR4 2HZ
Wednesdays: Links Primary School, Frinton Road, London SW17 9EH
Thursdays: Stanford Primary School, Chilmark Road, London SW16 5HB
Fridays: Lonesome Primary School, Grove Road, Mitcham CR4 1SD
Core attendance times are 2pm – 4.30pm. The first part of the session will be approx. an hour with children in timetabled classes, and then there may be a small break, followed by an hour of after school club.
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This is a great opportunity to have some fun with the children as they learn more about gardening and food growing, and to take part in what will be a very rewarding experience! If you would like to be involved please do get in touch…