TV PERSONALITY David Bellamy is visiting Boston on Monday to meet schoolchildren and plant a fruit tree at Mayflower’s homeless hostel.
The well-known professor of botany will start his day in town by visiting Park Community Primary School where he will view environmental work and displays children have been working on.
He will then go with a party of Year Six children to Witham Country Park for the unveiling of wildlife information boards which the children helped to design.
The school won a green flag award in September for providing a healthy, green environment.
Nicole Vandenbosch, the school’s pastoral carer, said: “The children are really excited about David Bellamy’s visit.
“The year six group have been finding out all about him on the internet and are really looking forward to showing off everything they have achieved towards this project over the last two years.”
While in the town he will also plant a fruit tree at the Mayflower homeless hostel ‘Mayflower House’ to launch the Grow2Eat and Cook4Life initiatives.
A spokesman for Boston Borough Council, which is working with Mayflower on the projects, said: “Grow2Eat involves the creation of a number of community growing spaces where local people will be encouraged to grow and their own fresh produce with the help of trained master gardeners.
“These spaces will be supplemented by planted tubs and raised beds throughout the town where vegetables, herbs and soft fruit will be grown for the public to pick and eat for free.”
The projects will encourage more people to grow their own food, eat a healthier diet, develop a local food distribution scheme to use surplus produce, identify suitable areas of land for growing and provide cookery tuition and growing advice.
The schemes are led by the council and Mayflower with support from other key partners, including Garden Organic, health trainers and Boston College.