Kevin supports gardening projects at Balsall Heath City Farm. He shared his thoughts at their Spring Event in May 2019.
It’s the biggest turn out that I’ve seen for one of these events. It’s important because it gets people outside. It’s gets people interacting with animals. It gets people interacting with plants. It would have been a crying shame if this had closed down.
In terms of what we’re doing here [selling plants] – Chris, on of the regular volunteers went on a bit of a spree and decided to make an event of it. Only recently in the past have I become a gardener. Before that I knew nothing about gardening. It’s an old skill that no-one seems to use any more. Encouraging people to look after even just one or two plants is a step in the right direction.