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Thursday, 17 October 2013

Want to grow fruit trees at school?

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has launched a new project to inspire children to grow fruit trees at school. The project was launched launched during the new Channel 4 series River Cottage to the Core
The offer of free fruit trees to schools produced such a huge demand that the trees had all been snapped up quickly after the announcement was aired during the first programme.

If you missed out on the free trees FruitShare has developed a project called Crowdfunder designed to help you raise funds in order to buy your trees.
The Fruitshare website also has produced a series of videos to take you through the process of growing fruit and also how to use your crops. Click here

The Woodland Trust have also joined the project and have produced a free guide to advise on planting and growing your trees.
They also offer free resources covering everything from planting guides, twig ID sheets, teacher support, pupil worksheets, fascinating facts and curriculum links.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Thinking of starting a school vegetable patch?

If you are considering starting a school vegetable patch then the video below produced by may give you some ideas.

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