Gardening lessons began in early spring 2019 and a raised bed was built to hold all the herbs, salad and vegetables to be grown in addition to the ‘allotment area’ for fruit and squash plants. Due to the success of producing and selling the crops to staff, the group raised £40 profit, which is to be used for them to go on a day out (gardening related!).
By the end of January 2020 a poly tunnel was ready to use, all plants were grown from seed and each young person had their own bed within the poly tunnel to plan and work on. The team decided to produce compost from waste materials and have since collected old food, peelings, fallen leaves, egg shells etc.
After much hard work and excellent crops they decided to create a vegetable stall at the Turnstone House gate. This has been made, painted and decorated by the whole gardening team.
Along with all the tasty fruit and vegetables, ten pots of grape jam were made and decorated with home-made labels. Not surprisingly our first sales came on day one!
Well done the gardeners!