TWO THINGS I BROUGHT BACK FROM THE NEC
Two things came back from the NEC with me, number one was the memory of time spent in sunny weather chatting with clicker friends new and old, the other was an introduction to Thrive. This is using gardening to change the lives of people who are living with disabilities ill health or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. The students chose the subject for the garden, based on the life of Beatrix Potter.
The railway represents her journey through life, the alpines signifying her determination and changing emotions of sadness light and happiness.
She married and moved to the Lake District hence the trunk and the for sale notice. Her husband died and she suffered a period of depression, but came out of it through her gardening and writing, eventually remarrying .
I was impressed with this as I encouraged our allotment a few years ago to get involved with a local sensory garden, at a day centre for partly sighted and blind people,