Family Learning Event – Thursday, 9 April @ 2pm

CCG invites children and their families/carers  to Charlton Station concourse on  Thursday, 9 April @ 2pm to 3pm 

Join in with the fun gardening activities:

  • planting potatoes 
  • making DIY bee houses to take home
  • searching for bug guests in the bug hotel we built last April
  • planting a pot with seeds to grow at home
  • wild flower seeds or sprouted potatoes to grow in your garden

Here’s a few snap shots of our Family Learning Event last year…..

  • Seed sowingMINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERALabelling sunflower potsBasil Pots

 

SEE YOU THERE.

Sherington Primary School – New garden opens

A warm welcome

A warm welcome

On the 16th March, volunteers and committee members were invited to the opening of the new garden at Sherington Primary School.

Sherington School Garden - as it was ...

Sherington School Garden – as it was …

The garden has been nearly a year in the making.  Charlton Community Gardens members were invited in at the early planning stages to assist with the project, and also applied successfully for a one off grant  from Capital Clean Up. This was used to buy some gardening tools, planters and plants. Volunteers also assisted with clearing the site.
The garden will be used to support a whole range of activities and curriculum projects, including art, science, nature and literacy.  Children with a particular interest in the outdoors and gardening, will be able to help maintain the plot and become involved in special projects through the school gardening club.
Tree planting

Tree planting

The new pond

The new pond

CCG's Judy at Sherington garden opening

CCG’s Judy at Sherington garden opening

At the opening event we were treated to the school Glee Club singing for us, and a brief talk and a tree planting from the celebrity visitor, Chris Collins, the Blue Peter gardener.

All those  who assisted with the project were presented with pictures painted by children, who had been using the works of Georgia O’Keeffe.

Charlton Station – Gardening Party this Sunday, 1 March.

Join in with the Charlton Station Gardening Party this Sunday, 1 March at 2pm.

It would be great to see many members and volunteers down at the Station, so that we can get the garden into good shape for the coming season …
Crocus Yellow
   … and to see the Crocuses sunbathing  and the snowdrops brightening up the winter garden.
flowers
Please wear stout shoes and bring along hand tools if you like.   There are also plenty of tools in the store for all to use.
See you Sunday!
Claire