It really was a creative Saturday!After a rainy walk in the garden the workshop started.It was so nice to see kids and seniors working together on their sculptures!Next time these will be painted and an exhibition will be set in the garden glasshouse,so anybody may see what has been done.
Yet there is still something not visible to others,but important even more as these works of art, that emerged from the workshop.Spending their time together, learning and creating together they both, kids and seniors, got time to know each other better ,the stereotypes were lost and they all were happy ,saying they spent great time together……….
I am happy indeed, for garden volunteers started to work! It is clear that there will be still a lot of work motivating people to come, but the first ones have already come to the second informational meeting.Among them were even some who have already begun to help in the garden!
It is interesting to hear what their motivation for volunteering in the garden was.They mostly put the desire to help others and community as high as their need to learn more, as they mostly are passionate nature lovers already.Wish to meet other people or to work outdoors and have some recreation was also accentuated.
This group of volunteers is not big, but it is very important-they actually are the very first senior garden volunteers in our city’s botanical garden ever!
P.s.:on the picture is :
Genus Cotoneaster, family Rosacea
mid 18th century: modern Latin, from Latin cotoneum (see quince) + -aster
from : http://oxforddictionaries.com/