Garden Organic’s Ryton Gardens hosted London 2012’s ‘Local Leader’ West Midlands launch on the 3rd April 2012 with our Master Gardeners and Master Composters.
Our volunteers joined fellow community champions who have signed up free as Local Leaders to help people and communities create their own Game celebrations.
Top of the list is ‘Garden for the Games’! People are getting together to grow gold flowers to welcome the Olympic torch, or harvest London 2012 coloured veg for shared salads and BBQs during the opening and closing ceremonies.
Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School and President Kennedy School joined the launch to plant red, white and blue flowering plants for a patriotic windowbox display. Keen students also shared their ideas for planting displays inspired by the Olympic Ring or Paralympic logos.
Already 8,500 people have signed up as Local Leaders around the UK to help celebrate the Games locally.
Huge thanks to London 2012, the Ryton Garden’s team, and all the wonderfully enthusiastic volunteers that led the West Midlands launch of this exciting campaign.
Special thanks also to Smith’s Nurseries where Mick Smith kindly donated bedding plants for our windowbox displays.
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