Gardening Club at Prior Weston

FoCG volunteers ran the after school Gardening Club at Prior Weston starting in the autumn term of 2015 and continuing until Christmas 2016.

During that time we had 15 different children each term and ran sessions on seed sowing, looking at plant growth, how bulbs grow, planted onion sets and flowering bulbs, cultivated potatoes in Fortune Park veg beds, did lots of food tasting from herbs to making fava flour pancakes, herb scones and chocolate and fruit nibbles. We learned about birds and looked at their nests and how bird beaks are adapted to what birds eat. We did a bird count. We made insect hotels and learned about pollinators. We grew lettuces and tomatoes and sunflowers, beans and peas.