Recently 5th Wilmslow Beavers have enjoyed two sessions harvesting vegetables that they planted in the Spring. This took place in Transition Wilmslow’s community garden in the park known as The Temp, Gravel Lane. The first session saw the boys digging up the first of their new potatoes. “Cooks” were appointed from the group and, while the rest played rounders, the potatoes were boiled over a log fire. Everyone was able to taste their produce before going home. The photos show Beavers digging up their potatoes and then cooking them.
The second session was to harvest the rest of the crop, about 10 kg, and 60 to 80 carrots; all of which was distributed among the group. This experience of following the process of growing your own has been a marvellous experience for the children. Please let us know if you would like to help us encourage young people into food growing, we welcome helpers, however much or little time you have to spare.