£200 Clarion donation sows seed of learning

by Helen Barnes // February 21 2024

A £200 donation from The Clarion magazine is helping to support the development of students’ horticultural knowledge and skills at Livability Millie College.

Over the years, The Clarion has distributed thousands of pounds in funding to support local organisations making a difference to the communities they serve.
This year, the college was chosen as one of the beneficiaries alongside organisations including Ladybirds Playgroup, Poole Food Bank, Upton in Bloom, Lytchett Minster and Upton Beacon Association.

The funding will be used to purchase seeds for students and participants to use in horticulture sessions on site, teaching them about cultivation, plant care, potting on and harvesting of crops.

The seeds will be grown in our greenhouse or polytunnels before being moved on to the new kitchen garden created as part of our garden development project.

Once ready to harvest, crops will be used in our veg box scheme, and plants will be available to purchase at open events at the Holton Lee site or from the Courtyard Craft Centre at Lytchett Minster.