2011 Programme Year done (well kinda)

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Barton Mills Jr Allotment Club

Last year, we piloted monthly sessions at the allotment site. Covering topics like weeding and plot care, the benefits of a wormery, pumpkin  dissections, and how to design a vegetable garden. They were fun, interesting, and well attended. 
So this year, we decided to empowered the children to take ownership of their programme and tell us what they wanted to learn about. We gave them some ideas  and they came to us with learning about soil, insects that benefit too, plant id,  seed germination and storage, how to shape a growing plant, and vitimans and minerals in fruit and veg.  Mixed in with a few fun "growing" competitions amongst each other - just to keep things lively! Looks like 2011 is sorted!

Can't wait till  "Looking Closely a Seeds" for Febs meeting,   another great eco project-focused learning tool from www.plantscafe.net where the kids look at various stages of a pea seed life cycle with microscopes - ooooohhhhhhhhh!



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