The gardening club at Linden Primary School in Gloucester has been sowing a new plot this summer, in the grounds of St Paul and St Stephen’s Church. The Revd Ruth Fitter joined them to help the children to cultivate a new community garden. The children have been learning gardening skills and will be able to take the produce that they grow home.
Ruth said: “The church building and grounds are not just for the people who go to church and this is great a way of demonstrating that. The community garden is for all of us to share together.
“My dad is a farmer and an excellent gardener, but unfortunately it hasn’t rubbed off on me! I am looking forward to learning more about gardening with the children and getting to know them.”
The first strawberries of the season are now starting to ripen – lots to look forward to as the children start to see the fruits of their labour.