Media release - issued 03 Jun 2021

Town centre fun for families with a green theme

Two exciting environmentally themed projects will be launching in Aldershot and Farnborough town centres this month - a free monthly children's Eco Explorers Club and 'pick your own' Incredible Edible planter boxes.

Families who love exploring, learning and discovering new things about the planet are invited to join Rushmoor Borough Council's new Eco Explorers Club, which will take place on the first Saturday of each month in Aldershot town centre and launches on Saturday 5 June. 

As part of this monthly club, families will get to try some hands-on activities and discover new ways to look after nature and the environment. Each new Eco Explorer will receive their own Eco Passport and earn mighty mini-beast badges each month.  

All the activities will take place outdoors in Union Street, Aldershot and last 40 minutes, with different session times throughout the day. The activities are suitable for children aged four to ten years, but older children are welcome.  

For further information and to book a place, go to our Monthly Eco Explorers Club web page.

From Saturday 5 June, visitors to Aldershot and Farnborough town centres will also be able pick their own edible plants and herbs for free.  

Rushmoor has joined the Incredible Edible movement, with 12 planters filled with herbs and other edible plants installed in Aldershot and Farnborough town centres for everyone to enjoy.  

The boxes are designed, planted and maintained by Blooming Marvellous, in partnership with Rushmoor Borough Council and are part of a nationwide movement that puts food at the heart of the community.  

Recipes and helpful 'how to' guides will also be available through the Rushmoor Voluntary Services Facebook page every month. 

Councillor Marina Munro Cabinet Member for Planning and Economy at Rushmoor Borough Council said: "With the warmer weather finally arriving and shoppers feeling more confident to return to our town centres, it's wonderful that we will have some extra centre activities as we welcome everyone back."  

Councillor Munro added: "We hope that families will be able to enjoy the activities together, get outdoors and learn more about nature. The Incredible Edible planter boxes certainly look very colourful, and we hope that they can be enjoyed across the summer." 

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