Exciting News about our Gardening Project

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 390 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public voted in store from 27 February until 6 March on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards.  We were successful in receiving the £8,000 award.

 We have lots of exciting ideas about how we shall spend the money and can’t wait to watch the development of our garden area over the coming months.  We will be taking photos of the garden as it develops, so please come back to this page for updates.

Pumpkin Growing at Gardening Club

A pumpkin growing competition has been taking place this year, with many pumpkins growing wildly on their allocated spot!  We have cut three already and many more are still growing.  We will announce the winners here when the final weigh-in has taken place.


Our Garden in progress...

A lot of work took place over the Summer holidays to develop our garden using the Tesco grant.  A new greenhouse and shed have gone up and are in use, and three raised beds have been constructed from railway sleepers ready for next year's growing season.  A new archway to welcome you to our garden has been erected.  Our existing growing plots were very productive this year, yielding a huge crop of beans, tomatoes and potatoes.  Next year we will grow more......

The raised beds have already been planted with green manure which will be dug into the ground over the winter.  This will help the soil to be at its best ready for next Spring's planting.