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:
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:
About the space
Small 3 acre mixed educational school farm
London Borough of Wandsworth