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Visit to Whitehawk Community Food Project

As part of our Global Garden project, Year 4 went to visit this local community allotment.  The aim was to learn about gardening and how and why to grow food locally.

The Project is run by a team of volunteers and they grow fruit and vegetables throughout the year.  On the site, there is a resident bee hive and a noisy rooster and some very busy hens who provide a continuous supply of organic eggs.

The visits were very successful and really enjoyable.  Some of the things we learnt were about how apples are in the same botanical family as the rose and that you can spot a bee that is returning  because they will be flying more slowly than a bee that is leaving the hive.

The Project runs work days on Thursday and Sunday afternoons so if you would like to get out in the open and do some gardening do go and visit.