Horticulture takes Centre Stage at Tavistock College
By VAllen2012 | Friday, December 21, 2012, 10:05
Year 10 students have been pioneering a major new development at the College, creating raised beds and preparing to produce food for the kitchens. Building on the success of the Pets Corner, we have a changed emphasis this year on food production. We have a new flock of hens, chosen for their laying qualities, and the year 7 students who care for them in the mornings are collecting 3 or 4 eggs daily.
Students Planting the Raised Beds
Meanwhile the year 10 Land Based studies students have planted up raised beds in the courtyard and planted out broad beans, spring greens and onions, with daffodils to cut and sell in the spring.
The gardening initiative has been really successful, with the students thoroughly enjoying the physical challenge. By the end of this school year we plan to have started an allotment area, near the kitchens, and be contributing fresh vegetables to the kitchens.