GREEN FRIEND: Lorna Bryant and her selection of plants for sale at tomorrow’s Narranga fete.
GREEN FRIEND: Lorna Bryant and her selection of plants for sale at tomorrow’s Narranga fete. Trevor Veale

Grandmother's green passion

LORNA Bryant is one grandmother prepared to go that little bit further for her grandchildren.

Although she lives at Woolgoolga, Mrs Bryant will tomorrow head into the city to do her green thumbed bit to support the Narranga Public School Fete.

“I have a grand-daughter who goes to Narranga and her two brothers used to go there as well,” Mrs Bryant said. “When I heard the school was holding a fete I thought I’d use my passion to show my support for what is a great school.”

Mrs Bryant’s passion is growing plants, and over the past 18 months she has propagated and grown more than one thousand of them to sell at the fete.

“Some I struck from cuttings while others I raised from seeds I collected myself.”

“There are natives, herbs, shrubs, exotics, climbing and hanging plants, trees, indoor plants – you name it. I’ve grown them all and will have them for sale on Friday afternoon.”

Mrs Bryant is donating all the proceeds from the sale of her plants to the school.

“It’s my way of saying thank you for looking after the grandkids.”

“It’s the first time I’ve supported Narranga this way. Years ago I grew plants for a Korora fete when my other grandchildren were going there.

“I just hope a lot of gardeners turn up because I don’t want to take all these plants back home.”

The Narranga fete runs from 3.30pm to 7.30pm this Friday.

The Narranga Public School is in Robin Street which runs off Coramba Road



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