Teaching Farm to Fork to young Londoners

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Teaching Farm to Fork to young Londoners

Teaching Farm to Fork to young Londoners

Nightingale School By Nightingale School

Bringing a glimpse of country living to young Londoners. By bringing in a polytunnel to allow our students to discover their green fingers and joy of eating fresh seasonal foods.

Wandsworth Idea stage

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To expand our farm and teaching limits we've established a garden with the help and hard work from both volunteers and students. We hope to create a polytunnel on the garden to allow our students to extend their knowledge and broaden their qualifications in horticulture.

The polytunnel will allow us to produce fruits, vegetables and herbs throughout the year. The produce of which will go to the catering vocational department to allow our young chefs to produce beautiful meals using fresh seasonal produce. Any spare produce will then be sold to the local community as we aim to establish a stall at a farmers market - in which students help us sell the produce they have raised or produced.

What we'll deliver:

  • Purchase the polytunnel
  • Flatten the site where it will be located
  • Build the polytunnel

Why it's a great idea:

We feel the young people that we see have very little idea of where our food actually comes from and I truly believe that one of the best experiences to see this is with plants. When you see the face of a student that has planted a seed, looked after it and eventually harvested it to eat is a brilliant sight. But sadly a sight that many students don't have a chance to experience.

I feel the polytunnel would aid this as it means we can grow effectively throughout the year and give students a real space and chance to experience all the joys of horticulture.

Steps to get it done:

  • Through hard work from staff and students.

Location Wandsworth

Wandsworth has 40 other projects and £1,075,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Small 3 acre mixed educational school farm

Council

London Borough of Wandsworth

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How will the money be spent?Total £498

Polytunnel - £450 (90%)
Other - £48 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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90%
Polytunnel
£450
10%
Other
£48
  • Transaction Fees
    £21
  • Spacehive fees
    £17
  • VAT
    £5

Total £498

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