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Sowing Beetroot and Carrot Seeds In A Pre-school

Sowing Beetroot and Carrot Seeds In A Pre-school

12/01/2010

Sowing Beetroot And Carrot Seeds At Bluebell Hill Playgroup

 

In 2008 Bluebell Hill Playgroup received help and funding from Women In Construction and EON to create some raised beds on their site.



Bluebell Hill Playgroup is a full day care provider in a mixed usage community centre serving the area of St Anns in Nottingham. They provide pre-school care and education and also a thriving out-of-school club.

St Anns is an inner city estate, considered to be economically deprived, and with a very diverse and vibrant community. The Playgroup has been looking after the local children for many years and has grown and developed to meet the parents' needs.

In 2009 they are planning to start their first crops. They are learning to do basic composting, growing a few plants inside from seed, and others direct the to ground in their new beds.

We visited them in March to film their first planting session. The children involved had never planted seeds like these before, so there was some explanation about scratching grooves (drills) and sprinkling small seed or placing larger seed. The children also learned to cover the seeds over with soil to stop the birds eating them all, and how to water them.

 

 


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