ActivLives Beetlejuice event at Ipswich People’s Community Garden gets children involved with wildlife and healthy eating
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The People’s Community Garden in Ipswich hosted a summer day camp where green-fingered youngsters could get their hand stuck into some wildlife work on Wednesday.
The Beetlejuice event, organised by ActivLives, saw youngsters make courgette chutney and tomato ketchup from produce grown in the garden, before making a ‘mini-beast mansion’ for bugs and insects to inhabit. The day aimed to help children learn about healthy eating and produce, and summer wildlife.
Jo Whittle, Cress project co-ordinator at ActivLives, said: “It was lovely, and the children had a really good time. We made chutney and ketchup, which we will be selling at our Christmas market.”