Its harvest time and the end of the first full year of the gardening club. The children have been busy collecting the fruits, and vegetables, of their labour and finding ways of using the produce. Much of what we’ve grown has been used by Mrs Tuthill in the school kitchen to augment school dinners, some produce and plants have been sold, and Mrs Lyndsey (our helper) has been making and selling chutney’s.
The garden was also opened as part of the Fressingfield open gardens and the school received a donation of £300 from the event. Thank you to all the parents and volunteers who helped show visitors round and FOFSA for selling ice creams. In total nearly £500 has been raised for future gardening projects and every child in the school has had the opportunity to eat something grown in the school grounds.
All the produce was grown organically and included:
|Peas – the pigeons and mice really enjoyed these!
Strawberries – very few of these made it out if the garden!
Herbs (parsley, dill, coriander and fennel)
Well done everyone!