Strawberry Bear and I were utterly delighted to receive an amazing gift for the school garden - for all of you - of some delicious amazing looking strawberry plants from Ladybird Nursery. Thankyou Ladybird! So grateful, lucky Snape and lucky us!
Maybe we should find some netting so the birds don't eat them!?
Strawberries are our favourite!
We were also delighted to get a wonderful delivery of compost and manure which we've bought from Ladybird. Times are tough for small local businesses but they do deliver and it's amazing how everyone is adapting. They're not sponsoring me to say this, I've simply been spreading the word because there is a wonderful thing called reciprocity - kids, look it up in the dictionary, it's a beautiful thing. For example, we can support their business by ordering plants and compost, this in turn helps us to have plants to grow (veg, flowers, fruit) which we can grow in our gardens at home. This keeps us well fed and healthy!
Kestrels and Eagles: Do you remember how the fire keeps Stig Of The Dump warm 4 times? Well growing fruit and veg in your own gardens at home keeps you healthy MANY times, how many times can you list? What aspects and why?
Can you make a poster to illustrate it and inspire others to 'GROW YOUR OWN!'
Here's my list for now, can you add anything to it?
-Being outside - healthy mind and body, enjoying nature and fresh air.
-Exercise - healthy body and mind.
-Good nutrition, vitimins, healthy body, especially healthy immune system!
-Keeps us learning = healthy mind (I'm still learning all the time about gardening!)
-Keeps us healthy by not needing to go out to shops so much, therefore reducing risk.
-We can be reslilent and rely upon ourselves more = healthy mind, less stress.
-If we garden organically, it also is healthier for our bodies, no chemicals.
-Organic growing is also healthy for the planet, wildlife and eco-systems.
I hope we can turn this crazy difficult time into one with silver linings where we can all learn new habbits which help us and the planet to be more healthy and happy. Long may they continue, even after things go back to normal :-)
THANKYOU LADYBIRD NURSERY IN SNAPE, YOU ARE SO KIND & AMAZING!
Here's their website if anyone wants it http://www.ladybirdnurseries.co.uk/