Stockbridge Village Residents Take Part In A Gardening Workshop

Residents in Stockbridge Village explored the world of gardening and developed their skills in a recent gardening masterclass.

Preparations for this year’s Knowsley Flower Show were well underway at the workshop where the show’s committee shared their expertise in growing plants and vegetables. From planting seeds to nurturing them in the best way, the gardening novices were shown how to grow and keep cucumber plants, tomato plants, and more. Residents could choose to enter these plants in the show or decide to use the tips and tricks they were taught to grow their own outside of the session. The workshop wasn’t all focused on entering the Knowsley Flower; those who attended discovered all of the benefits of growing own produce.

The team from Knowsley’s incredible Edible community growing project came along to encourage people to grow their own food which can help you to eat more healthy and save money on food bills. The workshop took place at Craig’s Community Centre,          Little Moss Hey,  Stockbridge Village and was possible due to the funding from ForHousing. 

The community garden at Craig’s Community Centre is currently undergoing a renovation and the team are eager for the local community to get involved. The garden  is open to the public every day of the week 2pm-8pm. If you’d like some support with developing your growing skills or just to look, come and see the Incredible Edible team and their volunteers at the garden every Friday between  2pm & 8pm until the end of November 2019 or go visit their web site Incredible Edible.

You can also contact Annie MacLean, Community Development Officer on annie.maclean@forhousing.co.uk to find out what is going on in your community or if you have an idea of what you would like to see happen.