Children's 'Grow & Learn' Garden

by Julie Mould-Cook in Stoney Stanton, England, United Kingdom


raised of £5,000 target


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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 16th July 2020 at 5:00pm

Stoney Stanton Community Library wish to transform a void, area at the rear of the library into a 'Grow & Learn' garden for children.

by Julie Mould-Cook in Stoney Stanton, England, United Kingdom

12th place in the Calor Rural Community Fund - £5,000 Category

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Our Aim:
We wish to transform an area at the rear of the library, with an 'all weather' safe surface and a 'Grow & Learn' garden to encourage children (and adults) to grow vegetables, flowers and shrubs to attract insects, bees, butterflies etc, we would like to encourage and educate children about the importance of nurturing nature from an early age.
We have a fabulous following of regular users from babies to the older generation and we have immense support also from the community.
1591006802_bees-flowers-header.jpgSo.....who's going to benefit??
Stoney Stanton has approximately 3500 residents, the library is ran and managed by volunteers, we hold weekly Toddlers' Tales sessions, weekly Code Club sessions, monthly Children's Craft Activity sessions, annual Reading Challengers and host visits by Rainbows, Scouts and the local primary school as well as those adults & children using the library for book loan and IT use, the footfall is around approximately 2000  per year.

Hey!!! - With Your Help.....
By going ahead with this project, it will transform a barren, void area into a colourful, growing area that will attract wildlife also, birds, insects, butterflies, bees, it will teach the nurturing nature effect to children of all ages within the community, we would like to grow flowers, shrubs as well as vegetables. The vegetables could be donated to families or sold to generate funds for the library, which has charity status
The Costs (the nitty gritty!!)1591006662_89c01597197a2c99b21f76daca25105e.jpg
Wood for raised beds, (£500) soil, compost, flowers, vegetables (including seeds) (£430) water butts x 2 (£70), as well as transforming the loose gravel area to a year round all weather surface(£4000), making it safer for children and volunteers


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£250 or more

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Bench Plaque

Donate £250 and have your name or the name of a loved one engraved on a plaque which will then be mounted on a bench, we will have two benches available, somewhere for our gardeners to sit or for visitors to take a moment and enjoy the garden.

£500 or more

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Open the Garden!

Would you like to officially 'open' the garden when it is complete? You could have 'centre stage' and cut the ribbon!

£1,000 or more

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Help Name The Garden!

Pledge £1000 and help name the garden, perhaps after a loved one? How lovely would that be to see a plaque commemorating a loved one in the peace and tranquillity of flowers and wildlife.

Let's make 'Children's 'Grow & Learn' Garden' happen

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