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Gardening Update - April 2014


Food for Life - A Growing Success

Returning back to school after the summer break is always a little daunting but also exciting. New timetables, new students, new teachers, new targets/challenges and the re-setting of that dreaded alarm clock.


However, for some staff and students there was another item on the agenda, "How as the allotment faired through the summer break”.


Expectations were not high as this was our first attempt at growing crops but due to good growing conditions we have returned to a superb harvest of …………………








The crops have been harvested by students who have been involved with the project and a highlight was certainly the sweet corn harvest/ taster session which was definitely enjoyed by staff and students from the MAP Club.



All students and staff agreed that the taste of fresh seasonal vegetables was far superior to that of frozen vegetables or those sat on the supermarket displays for several days!!!!!

The produce has been given to students who have been involved in the growing process and additional potatoes and onions are being supplied for the school open day on Thursday 19th September when Miss E Bexon will be preparing some exquisite culinary delights for visitors to The Long Eaton School.




We will be carrying out tasks over the next few months which will involve cleaning up and extending the current growing plot and building a compost bay where we can utilise the green waste from our own school kitchen along with compostables from the allotment.


Please watch this space for more information!!!!!!!!!!!!!