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Old August 11th, 2017, 11:08 AM   #501
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Moorside Allotments Association

The 2017 Moorside Show will take place on Saturday 9th September

About The Show


Our Show is held every year in September. This is an opportunity to exhibit your vegetables and flowers. If you prefer you can just come along and enjoy looking at the exhibits, sampling the barbeque and browsing our stalls. We usually have stalls giving information about things of interest, such as Age UK, Greening Wingrove and the Comfrey Project and there are also stalls for things like photography, art, wooden toys and bird boxes, books, jams and cakes for sale, plant scheme sales with herbs and perennial flowers for sale. There is face-painting for the children. We set out an explorer’s trail for anyone to explore on a stroll along the lanes, labels are placed on some of the gates so you can read some information about some of the things that you can see in the gardens over the gates. Bring a bag with you to take home any books or other things you buy from our stalls. There are usually lots of good prizes in our raffle and it is well worth buying a few tickets.


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Allot-ment of fun at roof-top garden

From today's News Guardian @ http://www.newsguardian.co.uk/news/a...rden-1-8699868
Allot-ment of fun at roof-top garden
Janet Hall 14 August 2017


Wallsend pupils with some of their roof-top produce.

Green-fingered youngsters have been having allot-ment of fun at a shopping centre.

Pupils from Richardson Dees Primary School in Wallsend have been busy tending to the roof-top garden at The Forum. The garden idea came from centre manager Nick Lambert, who was keen to develop the centre’s partnership with the school, by providing the pupils with a space which they could cultivate.

In just a couple of months, the eight to 10-year-olds have transformed the garden into a little oasis, thanks to their commitment and enthusiasm. As well as flowers, they have been growing a range of delicious fruit, vegetables and herbs fit for the kitchen table. When they are ripe and ready for harvest, they will pick the produce to share with their fellow pupils and their families.

Teaching assistant Laura Wilson, who co-ordinates the school’s gardening, said: “The benefits for the children being involved in this project are wide ranging – as well as learning more about gardening, it promotes healthy eating choices as they sample the produce they have grown from seeds. The project gives the pupils a sense of responsibility and brings their learning alive, as they see the seeds that they have planted grow and flourish. The roof garden also provides a relaxed and informal environment for the children to increase their confidence and self-esteem.”

Nick added: “We are committed to further developing our relationships with local schools, such as Richardson Dees Primary School, and other groups in the community. By partnering with the school to deliver a fun, hands-on activity for the children to get involved with, we have transformed a previously unused space into garden with a seed to plate ethos, complete with a greenhouse and raise beds. One of the great things about this project is as has progressed, the pupils knowledge has grown, their confidence has soared and they have now taken ownership of the space, making suggestions and leading decisions concerning the garden.”

Read more at: http://www.newsguardian.co.uk/news/a...rden-1-8699868
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