Category Archives: Market Gardeners

Plenty afoot on the plot

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The children have been hard at work over the past term digging, planting and planning for the coming growing season. The green manures we planted in October have now been dug into two of the allotment beds, these will be planted with salad crops in the next two months, so watch this space. Our first no dig plot has been great fun as you can see, this will be planted up with courgettes in the next few weeks. With the help of ‘Stewart Garden Schools’ we have entered a school garden competition in which the children have opted to grow a pizza garden containing, tomatoes, onions, garlic etc. And finally with the planting season well upon us, and the weather improving can I put out a plea for help. If you have any unwanted plants that have no home in your garden we can offer them a home somewhere in the school, with this in mind the children have set up a crèche where you can leave your unwanted plants, and we will find a new home for them.

 

Adventure club!

Dripping wet, but having fun, the new Adventure Club gets off to a soggy start, but not soggy enough to wipe the smiles off the children’s’ faces.  What would you do if you were suddenly stranded on a deserted island, miles from home?

A soggy Adventure Club!
A soggy Adventure Club!

What would you do with only rope, tarpaulin and some pegs? That is the dilemma that faced the first group of children taking part in the afterschool adventure club. The few things found on the deserted island were enough to build a shelter and make a base for the adventures to come…