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The School Grounds: Biodiversity & The Gardening Club

Biodiversity is all around us - from wildflowers and insects to mammals and birds. It includes woodlands, meadows, wetlands and other natural habitats, as well as man-made places such as plantations, fields, canals and gardens – even ‘wasteland' can be valuable for wildlife.

We depend on a healthy natural environment for many things, from food and medicine to flood control and leisure.  Nature is good for our health and well-being.

 

At Millbrook we are helping biodiversity with the Gardening Club and Forest School.

The Gardening Club Diary:

 

Here are some of the things we have done:

 

  • Planted vegetable seeds for the greenhouse
  • Planted rocket, potatoes, onions and garlic in the vegetable beds
  • Planted a herb bed re-using old tyres as plant pots
  • Planted living salad pots and cress for the windowsill
  • And shifted loads of bark to make a new path in the forest!
  • Planted an Orchard of apple, plum and cherry trees
  • Planted Green beans, peas and beetroot

 

Coming soon:

 

  • Pond and wildflower garden

 

Healthy Food

 

Our school is committed to healthy eating and food growing... Every class has a different vegetable family that they learn about, plant, grow and harvest...

 

Year One: The Pea and Bean Family
Year Two: The Onion Family 
Year Three: The Cucumber and Sweetcorn Family 
Year Four: The Cabbage Family 
Year Five: The Carrot and Beet Family 
Year Six: The Potato and Tomato Family

 

Our Nursery and Foundation Stage also have their own vegetable beds and growing areas.

 

And if that is not enough the Family Gardening Club meets every week!