Prior Weston – creating a new veg garden roof top playground

12 March and 16 April 2016 – clean up sessions

Nearly 40 volunteers, including children from Prior Weston, their parents and local residents joined FoCG on 12 March 2016 to create a new vegetable growing space on the roof of the school. The existing wooden planters were moved to a single, sunny location and filled with new compost. The large concrete planters were cleared of dead plants and readied for replanting. The compost area got an overhaul and the wormeries moved to a better position.

At a further session on 16 April volunteers planted a herb bed, bee friendly and butterfly friendly beds for the Upper and Lower school and made a start on the veg beds ready for the children to take over in the new term. This session was part of The Big Dig a national day for edible gardening organised by Capital Growth. FoCG has registered Prior Weston as a Food Growing School and the veg garden is a Capital Growth growing space.