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Green fingered fun

13 June 2019

People enjoying gardening based activities

Members and visitors at our Alan Shearer Activity Centre enjoyed getting stuck in to some green fingered fun this week when they took part in some tasty gardening activities.

Volunteer, Peter, pictured right, often helps out at the Centre and was the first to sow the seeds of interest in gardening when he planted some courgettes earlier in the year – and they're coming on a treat. The sprouting plants sparked the interest of our members who have now planted a variety of crops, including cucumbers and tomatoes.

But these vegetables aren't just for show; they'll all be used in our fun and practical Live & Learn cookery sessions.

Centre recreation assistant, Heather, said, “Now we can see how much the plants are thriving and how much everyone enjoys tending them we're going to expand our gardening skills and plant lots of herbs next year.”

We can't wait to see how they turn out!

If you would like to get involved in the fun and aren't a member yet you can find a membership form on our website or, just give our friendly staff a ring on 0191 267 8118 who will be happy to help.