youngsters turn waste ground into community gardens
youngsters from Highbridge Dreamscheme have begun work on transforming
several areas of unloved waste ground in the town into colourful
group has taken over the upkeep of three gardens on Highbridge's
Morland Estate from Homes In Sedgemoor, nurturing each plot with
flowers and herbs.
youngsters have spent some of their half-term holiday this week
working on the 'green' project.
Trish Hart told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The project will help
the children to appreciate the gardens all year round."
elderly occupants who live nearby will be able to look out and
see their work. Instead of seeing three patches of weeds, tree
stumps, rubbish and broken walls, they will see something very
will keep the gardens weeded and planted with flowers and even
grow herbs for the residents' use."
aquired the gardens last year and in late September time we planted
some flowers to make them look nice. Several Rosemary cuttings
that were planted are coming along nicely."
added: "The children really enjoyed themselves there this
week and they will learn to appreciate them, and hopefully learn
something about plants and gardens at the same time."
group is also seeking volunteers to help remove several tree stumps,
the brambles and repair the wall. "If anybody knows of any
firms or individuals that would be willing to give their time
and equipment we would be grateful," said Trish. Helpers
can get in touch with the group via Burnham-On-Sea.com here.