Nursery Allotment

After a long wait Carousel Nursery School finally secured an allotment plot in Stamshaw this year and we have spent the last 6 weeks preparing it for the children to use.

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This is how it looked shortly after work began, to start with it was waterlogged, boggy and frankly a mess! Thanks to the hard work of staff and parent helpers we have slowly transformed the plot and made it ready for planting.

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We have more work to do to get it finished completely but as of 19/05/16 we have planted our first crops which the children took home to tend before the first shoots grew, they have now been sown into the soil; runner beans, carrots, spring onions and shallot onions which a group of the preschool children all mucked in to get in the soil and watered.

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Some of the children also helped to make a scarecrow which fittingly sports the staff teams uniform (we are yet to name him/her) and we have also erected a runner bean nursery with bamboo canes for them to climb up.

In the coming weeks, paving, a shed, a pond, fruit trees and more are going to be added to the plot so at this rate we will be up for allotment for the year award!

 

 

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