Attleborough garden bursting with activity

The Attleborough High School garden is once again bursting with activity as students prepare the ground for this year's crops. Students have been braving the cold and wind to empty compost and weed the rows of vegetables that were planted in the autumn.

The Attleborough High School garden is once again bursting with activity as students prepare the ground for this year's crops. Students have been braving the cold and wind to empty compost and weed the rows of vegetables that were planted in the autumn.

The garden was started in June 2007 during the school Enterprise Challenge Week and has become an established part of life at the school. Designed by students with help from the county planning department, the garden has continued to attract a small but dedicated group of students. Under the guidance of geography teacher Joel Rodker, students have plans to develop the garden to include a pond and seated area.

Mr Rodker said: 'The garden is a great resource for the community and local wildlife. Everyone in the school has some involvement in this as we collect compost in the canteen, staff room and other areas. A dedicated group of students have helped out regularly over the last couple of years in the garden.'

Last summer saw a bumper harvest of vegetables including runner beans, marrows and various herbs, which was enjoyed by both students and staff. In October, onions, garlic and broad beans were planted which will be harvested this summer.


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Many students have been surprised at the amount of edible food that you can grow in small plot of land.

Student gardeners Megan Binks and Jess Hutson said: 'We like being able to dig and planting different vegetables. The garden is important because things like the compost help the environment. And growing things yourself is cheaper and more fun.'

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