Seed gatherers plant for the future
Children found out how to grow their own trees and plants at a seed gathering event in Bath.
Campaign group More Trees for Bath and north east Somerset organised a two-hour foraging session in Locksbrook Cemetery.
Youngsters were encouraged to root around to see what seeds they could find and were then given help on identifying them so they could try to grow their own trees.
Organiser Adam Gretton said it was good to see so many children getting interested in nature and gardening.
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He said: "It is just fun to get out in the fresh air, get a bit of a connection with nature. Kids just love seeing things grow and a lot of tree seeds are really reliable.
"We have got pots of mud so we can show them how to pot them up, take them home and grow them. We are also telling them that once the tree is big enough to plant, then if they haven't got the room then we have got plenty of places to plant trees."
Andy Wetherill, from Oldfield Park, had taken his four-year-old daughter Isla and family friend Saffron, six, along to the event.
Saffron, who had collected some holly seeds, acorns and yew seeds, said: "I have done lots of planting over the past few weeks. We have done bulbs on my cat's grave and me and my mummy have also planted some daffodils.
"I like it because it is really fun, because you can plant seeds and see what they grow into."
Isla added: "I like to plant lavender because when it grows all up it smells nice."
Arwel Hughes, who lives in Weston, was helping his five-year-old daughter Eira see what she could find.
He said: "It is good to get them out and aware of where trees come from and involved in this kind of thing.
"Tree planting and things like this are good for the kids to develop that awareness from an early age."