Army wives get gardening!
By Sophie_J | Sunday, June 24, 2012, 20:50
The army wives of Deepcut Barracks have enjoyed a fantastic six week gardening course run by Kate Turner from Flourish Community Garden in Frimley Lodge Park. The course covered a wide range of topics including cuttings, seed sowing, transplanting seedlings and soil testing. The final session took place this week and focussed on semi ripe cuttings using lemon verbena, mint and chocolate mint plants.
Kate Turner (left) and army wives of Deepcut Barracks
Kate said: "The army wives felt it was an excellent opportunity to socialise as well as catering for all levels of gardening experience. The course has also shown the group how to plant on a budget and is a great way to be creative with planting methods. As Army families are constantly moving around these creative methods have meant they can take what they have grown when moving to new quarters."
Kate Turner is an experienced community gardener and holds a number of workshops throughout the year covering various activities including: grow your own salad bowl, cut flower gardening, compost making and working with wildlife. Kate added: "Community gardening is a great way to get you fitter and feel better in a relaxed environment, ready to make new friends and to learn new skills."
If you are interested in getting involved or volunteering there will be a variety of tasks on offer to suit your ability from seed sowing to building compost bins. For further information contact Kate Turner on 0750 008 7689 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Community Garden is non-profit making and is supported by Surrey Heath Borough Council.