TRY-Growing Food Together Launches New Scheme to Donate Garden Tools to Children
Saturday, Nov 12, 2011
A Richmond group which encourages residents to grow their own food is launching a card scheme to raise money for gardening tools for children.
TRY-Growing Food Together (TRY-GFT) will be launching their Christmas 'Gift' cards at the Town Hall today. With the purchase of each Christmas card, the buyer is donating £5 towards children's gardening tools on behalf of the recipient.
The cards have been designed by William Sharp and Matthew Graham, winners of a competition run by Barton C of E Primary School, which has been involved with TRY-GFT over the past year.
Sue Holden from TRY-GFT said: "We are encouraging children to learn about food by growing their own. To do this children need good quality tools and this card scheme will enable us to buy gardening tools to give to children in the area, as prizes for competitions.
"It's been such an exciting year working with Barton Primary School on this project and we're hoping to get other schools in Richmond involved."
The card scheme is being launched at TRY-GFT's 'An Afternoon of Apples' event at Richmond Town Hall between 1pm - 4.30pm and cards can be purchased from Richmond Tourist Information Centre and Castle Hill Bookshop thereafter.
Image: The cards designed by William Sharp and Matthew Graham