The HEDGE (Hastings Home Education group) held an activity day at the Bohemia Walled Garden on the 21st March 2016.


Talking in the the photos (above) is Arnold Xhikola, a second year Biology undergraduate at the University of Brighton in Hastings, explaining to pupils and their parents from the HEDGE home education group how living organisms are classified and why soil pH is important to worms and plants. Arnold is a volunteer in the University of Brighton's Active Student volunteering service and their web site is https://about.brighton.ac.uk/careers/volunteer/


Russell Hall,  a new member of the garden  supported the session. He is a qualified Horticulturist and Botanist. 


The under 6 members of HEDGE  did a successful bug hunt  finding a Devil's Coach Horse beetle, centipede,  lots of worms and ladybirds. They also made  a wormery.

Mary and Peter Dawson led this activity. Unfortunately there was no time to take pictures.


For more details on HEDGE visit their web  site at https://hedgehomeedhastings.wordpress.com/