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Vegetable garden Project

Moorside Junior School in Ovenden, Halifax celebrated their first season’s harvest in their new Culture Club Garden, run by extended learning teacher Claire Wade.
The garden party  included home baked cakes by the pupils and freshly harvested potatoes, lettuces and coriander for sale to the guests.     

 

There was no shortage of offers for tours around the garden that consisted of raised vegetable beds, herb patch, pond and wildlife garden. ‘The herbs are great to touch and smell’ said one of the children.  

 

The ATC’s role in all this was providing the plan for the garden along with contacts for materials and a month-by-month guide to building and planting the garden. Also SUSchool, based at the ATC, has run a number of workshops concerning food miles and the benefits of eating local food.

 

Picking lettuce

Through a lot of work by pupils, teachers and parents the garden has been completed in a staggering 4 months. The results are the pride of everyone at the school.

 

One child when asked what they like best about the garden, said ‘Eating it’.

 

Showing off the lettuce harvest

 The aim was to fully involve pupils in the production of fruit, vegetables, cut flowers, etc. For this reason, the plan is clear and easily understood.

 

The Garden will be used as a resource during school term time only. The choice of plants reflect this e.g. quick growing crops, cut-and-come-again and all year round harvest, etc. and survival of the plants over the summer holidays is taken into account.

 

The plan of the garden

 

 

 

 
 
 

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