31 July 2014

Hodson ward displays 'green fingers'!

From plantpot to plate, it's homegrown and healthy at the Victoria Centre...

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.

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