All throughout this project I have been asked what will happen to Gardening Club once I leave Edinburgh – a question which sometimes made me worry for I wanted the gardens to have a long lasting impact and yet I knew I won’t be always there to maintain them and the club. I hoped that I will do a good enough job as a teacher, gardener and leader that the existing club members will want to continue working in the gardens after my departure – after all growing food is quite exciting and rather addictive – you are always looking forward to next year’s harvest!
It’s been almost two months since I left Edinburgh and I am here to report that the gardens are not only alive, but are also delivering good harvests! The peas have grown well thanks to the frequent rain showers and some of our club members have been over to the gardens to do a bit of weeding and harvesting.
I do sincerely hope that Trinity Academy Gardening Club will live on – growing food is such a good way of bringing both knowledge and job into pupil’s lives! We do need help though – if you would like to contribute to the project, you can go stop by to do some weeding and harvesting, or join in on the weekly Gardening Club sessions to help with whatever is the agenda of the week – presentation, sowing, weeding, etc.
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