Glorious sunshine for our trip up to the allotment today. We have been working with the Observer magazine for a couple of years now. We get to visit the allotment and see what is growing and in return, we start off various things in our greenhouse for them to grow on.
For most of the club, it is their first visit to an allotment so plenty of excitement in the air. A walk across the site had children identifying things they could see growing.
Then, gasps of ‘wow!’ as we arrived at the Observer’s site to be confronted by the huge corn and sunflowers. The tour round had the children deciding to try and grow chard this year – the bright red and yellow stalks looked so appealing.
Finally, a mixed response at the nasturtium flower tasting! Vince, an allotment holder and regular helper in our own garden at Gospel Oak, invited the children to sample the flowers. Cries of ‘Urgg, too peppery’ to ‘Mmm, quite nice actually!’ from the children but at least they were willing to try them. It’s not everyday you are allowed to eat flowers!
Then all too soon, it was back to school……
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