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Community School Garden

Sustainable South Brent approached the Primary School in 2009 with the idea of creating a productive vegetable garden on the school site which would be supported and run by volunteers from both the school and the wider community.

By early 2010  fundraising was taking place, and construction of the garden began. Regular sessions with all the children in the school have been running from Spring 2010, giving them a chance to participate in planting, tending, harvesting and eating their own organically grown produce. The fruit and vegetables are used in the school lunches, and excess produce is sold to raise funds.

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The garden now consists of several large raised beds in a safely fenced area, a large potting shed and productive fruit trees - there is still space to include more aspects within the garden. Volunteers of all ages from 2-72 have worked in the garden, and the school use the space as a resource for other areas of the curriculum - art,science etc. when they wish.

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We actively welcome new volunteers - either for "one-off" events, or with time to commit to more frequent gardening. Those with no gardening knowledge are just as welcome as the experts - the intention of the project is very much that it gives everyone a chance to experiment and learn as we go along. If you are interested in working in the garden (either at weekends or during the school sessions), fundraising, cooking, eating, outdoor crafts or sitting under the apple trees with a piece of cake and a cup of tea looking at the view of Dartmoor - please get in touch - we'd love to hear your ideas.

For further information please contact Helen Hall on 01364 72141 or email her on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Frank Noble on 01364 649192

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