where abouts is the school?
nope, no greenhouse. we are really short on space as there will be some building work next year where they are going to build new classrooms. The School is surrounded by roads and has nowhere to expand to and so their outdoor space is being eaten up. they have a playing field that has to be rented from a local, which the children have to go through a tunel under the road to reach. We are going to ask the feild owner if we can build some raised beds for veg (with lots of fence, net and wire to keep the bunnies out!).
Kieran Ray said:Does the scholl have a green house?
I have just volunteered to run a school gardening club starting after the easter holidays. I just wondered how your club was going and if you had any advice on what works and what doesn't. Have you included all age groups at the school?
My initial thoughts are to do some miniture gardens with some living plants, pot painting and some vegetable growing. I've also seen a good ladybird house on the Rhs website that looks fun.
Well done Niko, I think that encouraging children away from the TV and into the fresh air is something to be applauded. Have you though of applying to the local Parish Council for a donation - they can sometimes find small amounts of funding. Also, in Norfolk there is a community youth fund, they kindly donated £600 towards tents for the guides last year. There might be something similar in your area.
This has inspired me to think again about starting a saturday morning gardening club for children on our allotments, I have been thinking about it for a while and wondering exactly how to do it, i'm going to find out more and hopefully set it up for the summer months at least.