Schools gardens project
Well I am very excited today, have just returned from an interview with a cluster of 10 schools down in reading, who are interested in forest gardens. Well more exactly they didn't realise they were interested in forest gardens until me and my mate Dave did our presentation to them. Schools are having to incorporate things like sustainable development into their lessons, so having a really green garden, using recycled materials and perrennial plants is going to be a great asset for them. These schools have managed to raise some dosh for gardens, I was worrying they thought they were going to get a Titmarsh type TV make over - he have assured them that is not what is going to happen!
It is exciting for us as we want to develop a specialism in this area, as we are both ex teachers we can understand some of the needs and constraints that schools have to contend with and of course are dead keen to promote permaculture inspired gardens... lets hope we are onto something here! more news to follow soon!