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

Week 38: Fruit picking
July 6, 2009, 2:02 pm
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In the strawberry fields

In the strawberry fields

Apologies for the blogging gap. As with any school at this time of year, things get so frantic it can be difficult to find the time to get anything done!

Although there was no club last week, we did manage to do a fruit and vegetable related activity! We took the children fruit picking, to Hewitts Farm in Orpington in Kent.

We went with the intention of picking strawberries for our annual International Evening, as well as some other bits and pieces.

When we got there, we found that the strawberries we a bit thin on the ground (due to the lack of rain) but the raspberries were plentiful!

It was such a beautiful day that we really enjoyed being outside. By the end of our time, we had a haul of strawberries, raspberries, beetroot, spinach and blackcurrants.

As well as things for the school – the children all collected for themselves. We were amazed at how cheap everything was.

The next day, everyone agreed that the things they had made (mainly smoothies) tasted much better for it being fresh and hand picked.

With our beetroot haul

With our beetroot haul


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