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Our Greenleaf Allotment
SPRING 2017 WORKING PARTY
A huge thank you to all the volunteers, both big and small, who came along on Saturday and give up two hours of their weekend!
It was amazing, we managed to: clear the greenhouse, repair the raised beds, plant beetroot, chard, spinach and parsnips. Plant two new peach trees and dig over a bed ready for the potatoes we have chitting.
Many families said they would be back for the next session!
We couldn't do it with out you!
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The Greenleaf Allotment
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A sweet time down at the allotment.
As well as harvesting (eating really !) the last of the late raspberries, taking home courgettes and marrows, the children of Allotment Club had a taste of fresh honey.
The children sucked the honey from the bees wax and guessed at the subtle hints of flower aromas, while learning about the threat of the wax moth to hives.
Eric the Bee Keeper will turn our chewed beeswax into candles for sale!
It wasn't all harvesting and tasting, the children have been busy weeding beds and planting strawberry runners ready to plant a strawberry bed.
Our very first two courgettes!
Well done Greenleaf Growers!
Sunday 18th May
Sunday 9th March - Tree Planting
On Sunday, when the sun was shinning, a number of Greenleaf parents and children joined Miss Franklin and Sarah Nichols to plant our very own Fruit trees. We have 2 apple, 2 pear and 2 plum trees, redcurrants, blackcurrants and whitecurrants as well as summer and Autumn Raspberries. Hopefully in the next year or so we will be making Greenleaf Jam!!!
We also now have our first scarecrow. Can you spot his Lemon Balm hair?
A huge thank you to everyone who made it down to the allotment.
We look forward to seeing more of you down there very soon. Look out for the next Family Day.
Saturday 7 December
It was a beautiful bright Saturday morning last weekend and Ged, (Rosie, Stan and Freddie's dad) and Sarah (Charles, Arthur, Clement and Gabriel's mum) spent the day at the allotment with Ged's brother and Miss Franklin. We managed, thanks to Ged for the preparation, to cut down, secure and repair the greenhouse sides.
All it needs now is it's roof!!!
Watch this space.
Friday 13th December
Not quite 'hey presto' but rather a day's work in the damp drizzle!
Thank you Sarah Nichols and Ged Shaw.
The greenhouse is going to be the hub of Greenleaf's food production.
Friday 15th November 2013
'Design the Allotment' Competition Winners Announced
Ismael 3CE 1st place winner. Congratulations, we look forward to seeing some produce from your psychedelic salad kit.
Runners up 2nd and 3rd place go to:
Jerome 2TO and Thomas 5GN. It will be interesting to see which sunflower grows the tallest!
Ismael will be cutting the ribbon at the official opening ceremony. His class mates will be able to go along and be amongst the first to begin planting at the wonderful Greenleaf Allotment.
Thank you to all the children who entered the competition, look out for your ideas in the final design.
Check out the display in the main hall to see all the design entries.
Finally, a HUGE thank you to Barbara, allotment manager, for taking so much care in judging the huge pile of entries.
10 November 2013
Busy Building Day at the Allotment
An enormous thank you to everyone, young and old, who made it down to the allotment yesterday. It was a fabulous day with everyone getting their hands dirty. The community came together and had a healthy, fun day for the whole family. Over 60 people came in total. Hopefully we have captured most of you in the photos.
With many hands we made light work of preparing the greenhouse, sanding and painting it with preserver. We managed to build, line, place and fill 10 raised beds. This was as well as potting a number of bulbs and seeds before the frost kicks in.
Teas and coffees were flowing, biscuits and flapjack crunching and a (warmish) cup of soup for slurping kept the energy levels up.
A special thank you to Sarah, Jed and Liz who sourced, collected and delivered the greenhouse and the scaffolding planks.
Look out for more days advertised soon. We still have lots to do!
12 October 2013
Family Fun at the Allotment
A huge thank you to all the families who came along to the allotment on Saturday. The sun was shining and the cups of tea flowing as we worked hard to level the seating area. We cleared the area of weeds, used a spirit level to make sure it was flat and then put down a weedproof membrane.
The children loaded wheelbarrows and collected woodchip to cover the floor of the seating area.
We rebuilt the seating area and carried on weeding the rest of the plot ready to build in the winner's design.
The competition entries are being judged as we dig! The winner will be revealed soon, so watch this space!!!
If you are interested in helping at the allotment and coming along one weekend to build the raised beds and our greenhouse just let Ms Franklin know. Everyone is welcome. There is plenty of work to be done.
A huge thank you to the PTA who have agreed to support our allotment.
It was a fabulous summer with plenty of sunshine and enough rain for the weeds to thrive! We’re ready for an exciting year at Greenleaf’s allotment. Watch this space!
Trying out a seating area for our outdoor classroom.
We’ve used railway sleepers which we already had at school. Smaller bits were donated by generous local builders.
Once we know a whole class of children can use this space effectively we will level off the ground, cover it with woodchip and build a canopy so we can carry on learning even if it rains!
Look what we found! Our first potatoes. There are still more to be dug up!
We still have a lot of space to develop.
Get designing and remember the closing date for the competition is Friday 27thSeptember.
Don’t worry children in KS1, you will be getting your entry forms from your teachers this Friday.
The winner will get to cut the ribbon at the grand opening with their class. We can’t wait to see all your ideas.
We have been fortunate enough to secure an allotment, a resource for the whole school. It is located just behind the town hall a short walk from school (or a short hop on the 123 bus for little legs).
The allotment has been a bit neglected and will require a lot of work to ensure that we make the most of it and are able to maintain it effectively. It is approximately 25 metres long and 5 metres wide.
This is what it could look like ...........