Home-grown goods on the school menu

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - SOUNDS GOOD -

PUPILS at Wit­ter­sham school have been putting their green fin­gers to good use in the kitchen gar­den. The chil­dren got stuck in on Fri­day as they cut their first mizuna let­tuce in the school’s gar­den for lunch. They also planted flower seedlings. Jo Terry, par­ent and helper at the school, said: “We have re­ceived a grant from Awards for All of £2,100. “With this money we have turned an old dump­ing ground for bro­ken ta­bles and chairs into a beau­ti­ful or­ganic gar­den with veg­etable and herb beds, a wormery and mush­room logs. “There are also com­post­ing bins in which the kitchen staff and chil­dren re­cy­cle all their fruit and veg­etable peel­ings.” She added: “Emma Burill and my­self run a gar­den­ing club on Fri­day lunchtimes and with the chil­dren, have planted 6ft by 4ft raised beds with veg­eta­bles for the school kitchen.” Ac­cord­ing to Mrs Terry, each class is re­spon­si­ble for plant­ing and wa­ter­ing their beds and have planted enough seeds to pro­vide flower bas­kets to be hung around the school this sum­mer.

Wit­ter­sham school pupils Cherie Dun­ford, 10 and Dar­rell Coar, 10, help pick let­tuce for lunch

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