are always very keen to encourage children to join in our activities.
We hope they enjoy and learn from having a go at gardening,
cooking or craft activities. In each of our shows, we have
competitions especially for children. They vary from one show to
the next and include challenges like making a miniature garden in a
seed tray, baking some butterfly cakes or making a monster out of
vegetables. Classes coming up at the next show (23 March 2019) are (class numbers shown in brackets):
Age 5 years and under:
(54) A decorated egg; (55) A garden in a seedtray; (56) Three cornflake cakes.
Age 6 to 10 years:
(57) A model from recycled materials; (58) Four chocolate brownies; (59) A sample of handwriting - 4 lines, judged on handwriting.
Age 11 - 16 years:
(60) A seasonal photograph (61) An arrangement of spring flowers; (62) A sample of handwriting - 4 lines, judged on handwriting.
Entry is free and prize money is 50p for first prize, 40p for second
prize and 30p for third prize. To enter, print off this page,
circle the classes you wish to enter, and send it with your name and
age to Roy, Vicky or David whose details are on the contact page.
Or you can email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of our members support the local primary school in Yapton by helping the children with their Victorian garden.
Six years ago a request came to Society from Yapton Primary School for someone who
would be interested in taking care of the Victorian garden at the School and
working with the students. At the time the garden was quite overgrown and not
used by the students. Volunteers from the Society started to clear
the garden. The students also helped in clearing and getting the beds ready for planting and we managed to get a successful crop
of tomatoes, beetroot and runner beans to harvest in our first year. Since then we have
significantly widened the variety of vegetables we grow; broad beans, potatoes,
green beans, peas, onions, corn and garlic. Our herbs include thyme, sorrel,
lavender, chives and angelica and all of this produces a good offering for the
children to take home! We have also added a small rock garden, rhubarb patch
and gooseberry bushes.