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Grow It At School Initiative was begun a couple of years ago and is now regarded as an excellent way of getting children interested in growing their own flowers and vegetables. The initiative was introduced by Silver Hill Garden Centre and each year a group of pupils from North Monaghan National Schools are invited to come to the Garden Centre and Jim Joe Sherlock explains what he does and how he grows flowers and vegetables from seed and then cares and tends to the growing plants until they are ready to be planted out for show or gathered for food. He then donates a variety of plants to each school which they can replant in a raised bed or in pots and look after them until they bloom or are fit for the kitchen. There is great therapy in working with nature and a great sense of achievement when the flowers bloom and of course there is nothing tastier than vegetables grown in the garden. We wish the pupils every success with their gardening and hope that all have a rich harvest. I might even visit some of the schools to see how things develop but well done to Jim Joe and the schools for getting involved.
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Grow It At School Initiative was begun a couple of years ago and is now regarded as an excellent way of getting children interested in growing their own flowers and vegetables. The initiative was introduced by Silver Hill Garden Centre and each year a group of pupils from North Monaghan National Schools are invited to come to the Garden Centre and Jim Joe Sherlock explains what he does and how he grows flowers and vegetables from seed and then cares and tends to the growing plants until they are ready to be planted out for show or gathered for food. He then donates a variety of plants to each school which they can replant in a raised bed or in pots and look after them until they bloom or are fit for the kitchen. There is great therapy in working with nature and a great sense of achievement when the flowers bloom and of course there is nothing tastier than vegetables grown in the garden. We wish the pupils every success with their gardening and hope that all have a rich harvest. I might even visit some of the schools to see how things develop but well done to Jim Joe and the schools for getting involved.