The Devil’s Porridge Museum at Eastriggs near Annan, Dumfries and Galloway has a picturesque little vegetable plot in its grounds. It is known as the ‘Dig for Victory garden’ and is used by the museum to grow vegetables for use in the café and for schools who are studying World War Two.
“For the past few years, the garden has been ably and lovingly maintained by our volunteers” said Judith Hewitt the Museum Manager “but this summer we are encouraging local young people and families to get involved as well as part of our holiday activity programme.
At the first gardening club, potatoes were harvested, peas were picked, tomatoes fed and watered and dwarf beans planted. The young people involved also planted (and tasted) herbs.
“It was great fun and a great way for young people to learn more about the food they eat and where it comes from. Most important of all, everyone got to take some of the produce home with them.”
The gardening club at the Devil’s Porridge Museum runs every Saturday from 11am-12noon. It is free to join and new members and families are always welcome.