Gardening club was created at Hatherop to teach children about where food comes from and how to plant, nurture and harvest the food we eat.
We are fortunate to have a section of the school dedicated to gardening thanks to the donation of several raised beds and greenhouse from our PA. With these glorious warm and sunny days, it has been a very busy season for the school Gardening club.
Our strawberries and raspberries have ripened and are ready to pick, nothing can be sweeter and more delicious than homegrown berries. The children have been very busy, watering, weeding and picking fruits, and of course, enjoying eating them!
A home made treat for Mr Reed
We had some visitors from the Cookery club to collect spinach, which was used to make an omelette. Mr Reed gave his seal of approval and thoroughly enjoyed a 2 course meal – a spinach omelette and fresh strawberries. The children kindly shared fruit with their peers too.
You are very welcome to come and visit our garden to help us with watering the plants and pick some strawberries and raspberries. We are expecting more harvest later on – runner beans, broad beans, cauliflower and broccoli. Before we know it, Hatherop will have its very own farm shop!