Community Planting Day

Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Medway Sunlight Rotary joins Chatham Maritime Trust in a Community Planting Day

Join the team from Medway Sunlight Rotary Club, Chatham Maritime Trust and Gavin Jones landscaping  for a Community Day planting session - all equipment is supplied.  The weather forecast is for dry weather with sunny spells so we are hoping for a good turnout

In additon to blue iris chosen by the Trust we will be planting 3000 purple crocus corms to celebrate the near eradication of Polio worldwide.

Rotary adopted the purple crocus as a symbol of the End Polio campaign they started in 1985 when thousands of cases of Polio were reported in over 122 countries worldwide. Today that figure has been reduced by 99.9% in just 2 endemic countries but the job has to be finished to ensure that it does not come back. 

Locally Medway Sunlight Rotary has planted over 80,000 such crocuses - you may well have seen many swathes of purple crocuses around St Mary’s Island and further afield.  The crocuses bring attention to the campaign and are purple because when children are given the polio vaccine health workers dye their pinkie finger purple, so they know which kids have received it and to stop them going round again for another dose! 

Come and join us!

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