TV showing for group

(Left to right, Andrew Maddison a volunteer, Michael Welsh coordinator of Seed Pods and the Community Garden, Carol Klein of BBC2 and Liz Lazenby an Assessor for Northumbria in Bloom)
(Left to right, Andrew Maddison a volunteer, Michael Welsh coordinator of Seed Pods and the Community Garden, Carol Klein of BBC2 and Liz Lazenby an Assessor for Northumbria in Bloom)

A GROUND-breaking gardening scheme is set to appear on a BBC TV show outlining some of the nation’s top initiatives.

Carol Klein, who is one of the presenters of BBC2 Gardeners’ World, visited the Easington Community Garden as part of the making of a programme featuring the work of the Royal Horticultural Society’s “It’s Your Neighbourhood” scheme.

The Seed Pods project, which is run on behalf of Easington Colliery in Bloom on land provided by Easington Colliery Parish Council was given an “Outstanding“ award in 2012 from the RHS and Northumbria in Bloom.

The programme, to be aired on Friday, will feature a range of community groups which carried out different activities in the community.

The Seed Pods Project (Sow Everywhere in East Durham and Plant On Disused sites) visits gardens and takes divisions, cuttings and seeds and then grows them in the community garden and then returns them into community areas.

They also grow their own plants from seed and try to find ex-residents of Easington to send plants back to their roots and for new residents to bring something from their old roots and establish new ones in Easington.

Michael Welsh, co-ordinator of Seed Pods, said: “It is a compliment to what we have been doing and hopefully it will encourage more people to join us.

“We need people who are interested to come forward to work in the garden and in the community.”

For more information on the scheme, contact Mr Welsh on (01429) 836811 or email: easingtonseedpods@gmail.com