31 July 2014
Hodson ward displays 'green fingers'!
From plantpot to plate, it's homegrown and healthy at the
Undeterred by not being picked as one of the AWP in Bloom
projects, a group of therapists at the Victoria Centre in Swindon
decided to grow vegetables in the Therapy garden. They fundraised
to buy compost and a watering can, while seeds and plants were
mostly donated by staff.
Vegetables grown include runner beans and french beans,
butternut squash, lettuce, radish, carrots, tomatoes and herbs.
Sweet peas and sunflowers add extra interest and colour!
The patients from Hodson ward are now watering the plants daily
as part of their activities.
But perhaps the best bit is that, after some great growing
weather, the first crops of lettuce and radishes were offered to
the catering department on 1 July, to be served to patients on the
wards at the Victoria centre.