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Sowing the seeds for the next generation

7 June 2017

Green-fingered people in Market Drayton are being invited to join residents of a local housing scheme for older people and school pupils for a day of gardening.

Sanctuary’s Corbett Court, on Manor Gardens, is inviting the public to visit its community garden from 10am this Friday (9th June) and get planting.

Market Drayton Infant and Nursery School pupils will be joining residents on the day to help plant a range of fruit and veg that can be enjoyed in meals further down the line.

As the garden itself is open for public use throughout the year, visitors on the Friday will be able to keep visiting and nurturing their produce, and even pick it and take it home for their own use when it ripens.

Sanctuary’s scheme manager Lynn Fenlon said: “Working with the school in this manner is a great intergenerational project as some of our residents are no longer physically able to do the planting they like, but greatly enjoy passing their skills on to the pupils.

“It’s always a pleasure to see people from elsewhere in the community visit too, so we’d encourage as many people as possible to come along on Friday and join us.”


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