Welcome to VPA Young Gardeners!

It is springtime, and this is one of the most magical times of the year for gardeners. The VPA would like to share some of this magic with all the children and families in the village and the surrounding area.  Our new VPA Young Gardeners page has been designed to give you some ideas of how to enjoy your garden even more.

Currently, we are all having to stay at home and so we thought that not only would you like some ideas to help you enjoy this time. But then we thought it might be nice if there was a prize at the end of it all.  If you are able to complete all of the projects and send us in a photograph of your achievements and hard work, we will award points for each project and at our Summer Show, which we very much hope we will be able to hold, we will give a prize to the person with the most points in each age group. 

To get you started we’ve put Project No 1: A Garden Treasure Hunt on the VPA Young Gardeners page, so head over there and take a look!

Note to Parents

These projects have been carefully put together by a team of us at the VPA to encourage all our children to have fun while learning.  Aspects of each project are designed to highlight growing and nutrition, environmental awareness, wildlife and even elements of maths, science, nature and history.  With all these tools we hope to encourage a new generation of gardeners who will gain positive attitudes in their lives to health, both physical and mental; and who will learn the relaxation to be found in gardening as well as the productivity and the joy of eating something that they have grown themselves.

Alison Townsend
for the VPA Young Gardeners Team
Spring 2020