We gave a warm welcome to the children and adults from Primrose Hill School’s gardening club today. They had been following the blog and as a new club (3 weeks in!) they wanted to come and visit and see what we get up to.
Their set up is the same as ours, one children from each class y1 – 6 so the Gospel Oak children showed the children in the same year group round – pointing out what we were growing, our greenhouse and our shed.
Then everyone got stuck in with the jobs for today. Amanda’s group got the spades out and started to dig out our leaf mould bins – two of the raised beds benefited from a good dose of rotted leaves!
Imogen took the children for some planting – beetroot outside and runner beans in the greenhouse. We have decided to have a salad bed this year so the beetroot has gone in there.
My group took charge of the other jobs. Weeding the fruit bush beds, watering the raised beds as there has been no rain this week and replanting some tomatoes that didn’t germinate.
Our guests stayed for lunch before heading back to school. We want to thanks them for their help today and we are looking forward to visiting them at their club soon.
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We had two visitors today at gardening club – and they came bearing gifts!
Our local Sainsburys in Camden runs a scheme where they will give away free gardening equipment to schools and we were the lucky recipients!
Two members of staff came to the club and had a tour before the children were able to pounce on their goody bag. Trowels, forks, spades, plant pots, rakes, brushes and watering cans were all enthusiastically pulled out and the children set to work with them in the garden.
We also received a lovely book called ‘Grow it, Cook it, Eat it and the children were keen to try out the recipes – especially Halloween Soup and Best Ever Carrot Cake. A great way for us to decide what to grow in the spring will be choosing which things we would like to cook and then growing the vegetables for the recipe.
A good day all in all!