Cut The Mustard Children with Councillor Jenny Forde

Summer Update

The days are getting warmer and longer; it’s a very busy season in our Cut The Mustard Club garden. We have been busy sowing seeds, watering like crazy, pruning, weeding, constructing wigwams, crafting and foraging!

We are thrilled that we have now welcomed over 10 different schools at our beautiful organic site in the Cotswolds. We have met 200 curious children, dozens of delightful teachers and a variety of willing volunteers. The garden is growing and our polytunnels, raised beds and veggie patches are constantly evolving and blooming.

Some of our favourite activities from our spring workshops were:

  • planting sunflower seeds to show our support for Ukraine, who boast the sunflower as their national flower.
  • watching our little gardeners as they foraged for spring blooms and created beautiful posies.
  • helping the birds and the bees by making bird feeders out of pine cones and peanut butter, and seedballs from clay and wildflower seeds to scatter in the fields and hedgerows.
  • Easter egg hunts in the garden!

It was also a pleasure to welcome Jenny Forde, our local councillor for health and wellbeing in the Cotswolds. Jenny came along to one of our Easter workshops and helped children with some watering and pruning! It was lovely to show Jenny how the money given by Crowfund Cotswold was put to good use at Cut The Mustard Club.

Hana and Robyn are excited to welcome children and teenagers back for a full (and hopefully sunny!) term. We can’t wait to see you all discover, grow and achieve.