Children had a productive Easter by learning about the fundamentals of gardening at an Easter Bloomin’ Kids’ workshop.

Farnham Town Council and volunteers from Farnham in Bloom led a programme that included interactive demonstrations, showing how to plant onions and peas and guided activities such as making seed bombs and painting stones.

Children between the ages of two and 14 got their hands dirty by learning how to plant, water, weed and care for plants.

Councillor Mat Brown, lead member for the environment, said: “We are committed to Farnham’s future and that means investing in our younger people so they foster a deeper connection with nature.

“I would like to thank the volunteers who helped to run the workshops because I believe that by teaching children gardening skills, we not only empower them to lead healthier lives but hopefully, we also instil a sense of environmental responsibility that they will carry into adulthood.”

The free workshops took place at Badshot Lea and Hale and were both fully booked.

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