Bury St Edmunds: New gardening initiative launches for the under-fives

Busy Green Fingers. Left to right Hayley Pearce, from Tassel Road Day Nursery, Dot Clarke, Bury Gree

Busy Green Fingers. Left to right Hayley Pearce, from Tassel Road Day Nursery, Dot Clarke, Bury Green Fingers co-ordinator, Becky Easdown, Bury Green Fingers co-ordinator, and Kirsty Preston, from Tassel Road Day Nursery. They are with some of the children. - Credit: Archant

A new gardening scheme for pre-schools and nurseries in Bury St Edmunds already has 17 on board.

Busy Green Fingers is a new Bury in Bloom initiative which hopes to encourage the under-fives to be hands on in a gardening or growing activity.

On Monday, the scheme was launched at Tassel Road Day Nursery in Bury with staff, children and Busy Green Fingers assessors Dot Clarke and Becky Easdown.

Melanie Lesser, Bury in Bloom co-ordinator, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the response from the pre-schools and nurseries. To get 17 to enter in the first year is quite astounding.”

She said Busy Green Fingers was an awards scheme, with a sunflower certificate for all those who enter. She said the assessors would be visiting pre-schools and nurseries over the next few weeks to see how the children are growing things themselves. Visit www.buryinbloom.org.uk


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