Little Green Fingers……….Gospel Oak school’s gardening club


Week 2: Branch Hill Allotments
September 22, 2008, 12:04 pm
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Allan telling us how it should be done!

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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Lovely to meet the new clubbers, and good to be in at the start this year. If you Google Bright Lights chard there is much information on recipes and seed suppliers (Mr Fothergill has one widely available). Thanks again for coming, hope to see you soon. And who would have thought you can eat flowers anyway?

Comment by allan jenkins

Thank you for valuable information.

Comment by Italiak1

Isn’t it wonderful that schools have a club for gardening. Young people should be given all the information about how to grow friut, veg and other plants. I am sure they feel extremely lucky to have this opertunity. I thank the people form organisin the gardening club and the blog.

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