Vicky Cunningham is impressively combining her youth and play work with Master Gardening. On a scorching hot July 10th Vicky ran a stall at the Vittoria Primary School Fete ably assisted by her junior gardener Rhiannon Cunningham. Together they taught around 15 children how to sow seeds and chatted to their parents about the Master Gardener programme. Many of the children took home sown pots of Pak Choi, Lettuce, Chard and Leaf Beet.
Top tip from Vicky – laminated stall decoration was held in place with Blu Tack but it was so hot that it melted, so we’re advocating sellotape for extreme heat.
I also want to send huge congratulations to Vicky as she is involved with growing projects with St Luke’s Primary School and Toffee Park Adventure Playground both of which have just been awarded Gold medals from the London Children’s Flower Society for their growing. The LCFS competition allows children to grow flowers, vegetables and herbs from seed. Best of luck for the eagerly awaited Islington in Bloom results which are due soon.
Vicky has also signed up three new households and though we’re not mentioning names as that would be indiscreet, Vicky may be supporting one of our oldest householders so far who has just planted her first seeds ever at the age 79. Result! A happy householder is getting great joy from her fledgling herb garden which is sprouting as we speak and Vicky is rightly proud of the impact of her support on this lady’s life.