Thursday, 28 August 2014

Growing Success! - Student Allotment Update

There has been some real progress since we started this project and are really pleased to see the allotment starting to flourish. Our student volunteers arrived to start planting at the beginning of August and were shocked at how hard the ground is, we need stronger tools! Hopefully all this recent rain will help!

The team have come up with a design for more beds, to include fruit, veg and flowers. Sophie managed to arrange for us to get some manure to help with the terrible soil and we also had some wood chippings donated for the pathways. We have even been able to taste some of the fruits of our labour when we picked peppers for our pizza and followed with fresh strawberries.

Also growing, although slowly, is our sweetcorn and tomatoes. We are looking forward to working with the National Citizenship Service volunteers to continue the transformation.

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