Instead of after school garden club this time going to do with year four on a monday afternoon. Now just got to plan what going to do. Have a new garden area to plan, design and then get done. At the moment its just a blacnk canvas of plain soil. Needs paths, planters, nature area, meadow area, fruit garden, etc. Where to start is the big questions!! will leave to the children to decide, will give them suggestions but the idea/plan should come from them.
I would just like to share with you that Petersgate has become the first Infant School in Hampshire to gain the RHS Campaign for School Gardening's Benchmark Level 5. We are so proud of the children and staff who have worked hard in the school garden over several years to gain this prestigious award
On Saturday 20th October 2012 we held another a successful Get Growing Day! There were lots of jobs to do to make sure the growing areas were ready for the winter. The growing beds were cleared and then replanted with winter lettuce, onions, savoy cabbage, peas and broad beans. The wildflower bank was planted with daffodils, grape hyacinth and tulips and will hopefully form a river of colour next spring!
We were lucky to receive a visit from Telereal Trillium who came in as a large group to carry out grounds clearance for the day. They did a fabulous job clearing away thistles, dead branches and overgrown plants, leaving the grounds looking fantastic!
Following a rather awkward summer of weather, we returned in September to find the eight-ball courgettes had gone crazy! We have been using them to make ratatouille during environmental club and had them in our school dinners. We have also managed to harvest some runner beans which have also been used in the school dinners. Our pumpkins grew very well and we used 6 of them as part of a harvest raffle to raise money for Oxfam. We sold tickets to win the pumpkins and raised £127!!