Hi, we have had a tiny school garden for ten years with minimal interest from pupils. However, this year, a few very enthusiastic children started to come along and within 8 months they now have a working garden. We have raised beds for veggies, flower and shrub areas, and pathways. Lots of pathways (the boys like digging!). Last summer most of the garden was waist high weeds (not even nice wild flowers). Next summer, we aim to have a small area of weeds (in our wild area) but have lots of ideas for designing new areas.
While we are simply an after-school club just now, we have bigger dreams. I'd love to be following a course that the children get recognition for what they are learning and achieving. However, more importantly, I want them to leave school with the enthusiasm and ability to grow their own food and perhaps even make a living from what they have learned.
How can we be part of this wider world of growing?