We are having a great time at our two new schools St. Mary’s and Hermitage Park. At St. Mary’s we have a fantastic team of the Tuesday Garden Club who are looking after the garden at the school. We have planted onions, garlic, broad beans, cabbages and some winter greens in the raised beds. We are also setting up a wormery in the garden to create some great soil improver and to make use of some of the fruit and vegetable waste from their snack time. We are also growing loads of food at our allotment with the after school club. We have had a brilliant harvest so far this year with beans, courgettes, spinach, cauliflower, beetroots, carrots and potatoes.
At Hermitage Park we are contributing to their re-development of the playground and will be building more raised beds and growing space to improve the opportunities for the children. We are working with the P3 classes and so far we have planted lots of herbs around the playground and sowed lots of wild flower seeds, broad beans, spinach, garlic and onions. We will also be putting in some fruit trees and fruit bushes during the winter.