Mad busy day on Saturday at the Todds Of Campsie Kia Family Fun day....I was on hand offering some seasonal Gardening Advice, highlighting some amazing plants available now in Knox's Garden Centre, detailing some Grow-your -own jobs such as planting Garlic, sowing wallflowers and the likes and promoting the Love Food Hate Waste agenda with a strong focus on growing soft fruits - Encouraging folks to grow perishable soft fruit such as Strawberries and Redcurrants and to help folks along we gave out well over a hundred Redcurrant plants to attendees on the day
Apologies for the lack of pictures...but I started at 11am and finished handing out the last bit of advice at 4pm.....I was packed all day....folks came and went all day, Ian did a number of different cookery inspiration sessions, there was prize drays, Foyle Search and Rescue had their wagons out...(with sirens going off all day lol!!)...there was face painters, charity BBQ, giant Jenga, the Connect 4, Disco, Bouncy Castles, the BroighterGold taste test, and me.....what a great day...Rumour has it Michael Todd cooked 150 burgers - he had 2 charcoal barbecues on the go all day...poor man!!!!!
newspaper piece about Anna
young Anna from Groarty Primary School is somewhat of a superstar....this year Anna was a finalist in the Royal Horticultural Society School Gardener of the Year Competition...she eneventually finished 4th in the UK...an amazing achievement for a kid from a small school in Derry...Anna is mad keen about all things gardening, whenever I'm in the school she's front row for evetything...so when Jonathan Todd asked me if Anna and friends from Groarty would come out and plant some herbs at the Todds of Campsie showroom....I knew she'd jump at the chance....
Pictures courtesy of Patrick Duddy
it wasn't all Herbs and Horticulture....the older kids are doing a project on F1, so Jonathan gave the group a tour of the showroom, cars and workshop highlighting things which are commonly found in modern cars but have origins in F1, and the kids loved the workshop, where jonathan talked through the modern diagnostics machines and computers used in modern cars....i would have loved this when I was in P5!!!
Gardening on Radio Foyle
A summary of each weeks gardening on Mark Patterson Show and beyond