NWF Volunteers vegetable rescue!
March 4th, 2011
The school runs a Gardening Club, which has an area in the school grounds dedicated to growing vegetables, linking as part of the schools drive for Eco-Schools status and for pupils to understand the value of growing vegetables. However last year a new dining hall facility was built where the patch was located and so it was disassembled.
Once the team had warmed up, with a cup of tea; always a must when embarking on some manual labour, the 10 tonnes of top soil, which had been kindly donated from the Woodhorn Group was delivered. The team then spent the next few hours transporting the soil from, what seemed like a never ending mound, to the timber raised beds. Despite a few aching muscles the team successfully filled the beds, giving the school the facility it needs to educate their students about where food comes from, how it is grown and more importantly the importance of healthy eating.
"I wanted to participate in the Volunteer scheme at work and the vegetable patch rebuild was the perfect opportunity for me, as I enjoy gardening and being outside in the fresh air. It was also rewarding to contribute towards an educational project, which teaches children about food and eating healthily." Tabitha Goodall, Ledger Manager