This idea emanated from a combined initiative of Stirchley & Brookside Parish Council and Stirchley Library. The objective was to promote the health benefits of home grown produce whilst showing that gardening and composting does not have to be a complex science, a basic knowledge of the process of photosynthesis and chlorophyll is all that is required and maybe a few nuggets of age old wisdom handed down from granddad.
Experts handed out free equipment and advice, free planting pots were available along with expert planting advice, the different stages of composting vegetation were simply explained, fruit, vegetable and flower plugs were given to visitors.
Young people enjoyed free face painting, clay modelling and a wood craft demonstration by The Small Woods Association.
DBHS made floral willow chaplets decorated with flowing rainbow ribbons proved very popular with young and not so young.
It was a very busy morning and extremely well supported by local primary schools families and residents. The cups of tea were very welcome amidst the scents of herbs organic foods and warm friendly atmosphere.