This year the Land Girls Club has gone from strength to strength. Thanks to these wonderful teacher and student volunteers, the garden, next to the long jump on the field, is now filled to the brim with potential vegetables. All we need now are a few months of sunshine with occasional bursts of rain and we will be on our way to a bumper crop.
That's not all; thank goodness for the beady eye of Mr Fry, who has an eye for recycling. Many of you may recognise old basketball shelves, book baskets and trays which have been rescued from the clutches of landfill. These items have now been transformed into planters for onion sets, strawberries, potatoes and herbs.
With such potential in our little patch, we could not pass up chances to become a Capital Growth Space, apply for funding for a shed and compete in a local competition. As a result, we have a potting shed on the way, courtesy of Capital Growth Funds, and we will be selling our produce in Waitrose, Surbiton. This will be taking place on Thursday 11th July from 11am until 2pm, as part of a School's Food Matters Project. Students sell the produce to the public and any money we make will go straight back into the Land Girls' garden.
Also, just in case you didn't know, the Food Tech Department are supporting us all the way and have already made requests for lettuce, parsley and a variety of garnishes for their GCSE students. We have had a helper from Food Tech who is interested in learning about the origins of the food she cooks in preparation for GCSE. We will be arranging some time for the students to cook what they grow and arrange some tasting sessions later on in the season.
So, as you can see, for a small group, we've achieved a lot but we couldn't do it without help. Therefore, please support us; we see a bright and shining future for the garden. Are you with us?