CLUB: Ore in Bloom

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AN autumn treat is in store for children and young people from, among other schools and groups, Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Athelstan Nursery, Dudley Infants, Ore Church Mice and selected students from Hastings Academy. Fairlight Hall is hosting an autumn Field to Fork event on Tuesday (September 18), from 10am to 2pm.

The Harvest theme promises a variety of outdoor horticultural activities, and hopefully a food Taste Experience with Joanna Gore form the Soil Association.

Sarah Smart, library manager, and Elaine Clarke, children’s librarian, from Ore Library will be with be there from 10am to 1pm in the walled garden with appropriate fiction and non-fiction books and information to follow up the real-life experiences.

At the end of the day there will also be an exciting goodie bag each of seeds and samples to take home, hopefully along with inspiration, and a deeper understanding of the natural world, our food sources and the land, animals and plants which provide it.

Good news for our planting plans, we have successfully secured £520 from the Tree Council’s Community Tree Fund, and can soon put into action our long held wish to transform the verge on the junction of Ivyhouse Lane and The Ridge.

Ore in Bloom membership is free to all residents in Ore wards of Baird, and St Helens and Tressell.

To join us, or to enter Ore in Bloom contact Heidi Hampson on oreinbloom@gmail.com or see Mags Pawson at The Ore Centre, 455 Old London Road. Facebook http://on.fb.me/oreinbloom.