Local teachers attended our first half-day course in February. One teacher commented ‘Great course, I found this really inspiring – thank you!’ Another teacher commented they now have ideas to plan a ‘herb garden project’. To find out more information about the next round of course dates (March) for teachers & TAs follow this link.
Residents really enjoyed this weeks gardening activity of sowing a variety of flower seeds into trays. Lobelia, Dahlia, Agapanthus and a few herb seeds among others. We shared memories and gardening stories whilst taking cuttings from a spider plant (Chlorophytum), which some of the residents took to grow on in water in their own apartments. Finally we discussed ideas for what other things residents would like to grow in the in coming months.
This was our first session, bringing gardening activities indoors for residents within a local retirement home. Residents enjoyed sowing sweat pea seeds. Then we re-invigorating the senses by playing a sensory herb quiz in teams of two so it became a sociable yet competitive activity. Big thank you to all involved and who participated, it was a very fun activity to do with you all.