School Allotment Sessions
During our after school allotment sessions the young people have been helping to look after the space, weeding and watering the fruit, vegetables and flowers. They ensure the bird feeders are full and have made a family of scarecrows and butterfly feeders to hang around the allotment. They have harvested broad beans, potatoes, french beans, rhubarb, strawberries, peas, courgette, cucumber, spring onions and carrots.
All of this produce is then used within our cooking sessions so that the young people get to see how vegetables need to be nurtured in order to produce crops that we can eat. The young people have made a lasagne containing carrot and courgette from the allotment and also a potato salad with fresh potatoes and spring onions.
Blundeston Primary School has been attending sessions at the allotment every Friday and thoroughly enjoyed their time, requesting to keep the slot for the year.
From September onwards we will be running parental cooking classes and also adding an additional school session at the allotment alongside a session for those that are home-schooled. We are also planning to provide time so that our nursery children in Lowestoft can visit the allotment too.