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BIG DIG at Our Lady St Joseph's Pennington

Published on 2015-10-11 by Gill Hickman

Big Dig

Our Lady St Joseph were late to join the ‘Sussed’ group of schools so missed the opportunity to sow a wildflower meadow as part of our Grow Wild project. They will have one next summer, an annual meadow of the type that’s given so much pleasure this year. To that end a group of parents, children and school staff gave up their Saturday morning for a ‘Big Dig’ and what can truly be described as the ultimate Green Gym. Everyone certainly gave it some welly, digging over a large plot for an annual meadow and creating several elliptical areas by digging through the grassland in a natural meadow area. Nearby Pennington Common is an SSSI so we sought permission from Natural England to gather Greater and Lesser Knapweed, Betony and the beautiful Devil’s Bit Scabious seed there. That granted, seed was collected from the common by members of New Forest Transition and it will be sown in the grassland of Old Lady St Joseph.

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