Micklands Primary School Community Garden
Community Garden Based Site with after school family sessions every Thursday 3.15pm-4.15pm (term time only)
Project tutor - Sandra Gough
Micklands Primary School has been working with food4families since 2011 to transform an area of the school playing field, which contained condemned play equipment, into a garden where families from the local community can learn how to grow fruit and vegetables. Families involved gave up time at the weekends, to help carry out the initial demolition of the condemmed equipment and construction of the raised beds. We also had help from some corporate volunteer groups.
Recent school expansion has necessitated the relocation of the garden. There will be new raised beds and a redesigned Forest Garden.
The garden food growing area and the Forest Garden provide the group with plenty of planting and weeding.
The children also enjoy the responsibilty of watering the garden.
We have been able to pot up some of our plants, including strawberries, which have been sold at the summer fetes.
Many of the plants,which have appeared in the Forest Garden seem to have arrived quite by accident. We have a vast array of poppies, which look spectacular in the summer.
If you would like to find out more about the project please contact us.