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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:00 pm    Post subject: You are never too old to learn gardening! Reply with quote

You are never too old to learn gardening!

WHEN he left school at the age of 14, Tony Cornock from Bristol did not think he would be continuing his education 75 years later.

But Mr Cornock, now aged 90, has recently completed an open learning course in gardening.

The retired bus driver did the course with the help of Lawrence Weston Community Farm, Bristol, where he is the oldest volunteer.

The grandfather of four, who also has a great-grandchild, has earned himself a qualification which involved being assessed on tasks such as seed-sowing and weeding.

It also taught him how to identify different plants, vegetables, pests and diseases.

Mr Cornock says he is considering the animal care course and also wants to learn how to look after the farm's bees.

Matt Smail, the farm's horticultural trainer, said: "Tony has been a great student to work with and has always been ready to get stuck in to the job at hand.

"He has been a great asset for the farm."

Read more here..... http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/news/90-year-old-learning-Lawrence-Weston-Community-Farm/article-449567-detail/article.html

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