Greswold has received funding from the Big Lottery Fund to develop a new community garden. Mrs Cooper, who has been behind lots of developments in our school grounds, was responsible for the application. With the funding secured, it was over to Gro Organic who took on the job of building the garden. After two weeks of work, the project was completed and looks fantastic. We will be having a formal opening later in the year when parents can see the finished garden. It will be then over to our pupils to use the garden to grow their own fruit and vegetables. We are hoping that lots of members of our school community will be able to help with this exciting project.
Below are some pictures showing the development of the garden. At the start of the project, the first job was to take up all of the slabs in the old quiet area.
Supplies for the project arrived including earth for the planting beds and plenty of chippings.
Seating for class learning were added and posts added for the canopy.
Raised planting beds were constructed and installed. There are six in the garden.
A smart new shed was installed on some of the existing slabs. The fence was also given a good clean with a pressure washer which made it look as good as few.
The bark went down and a water butt was installed which collects water from the shed's room. The canopy was also erected to provide shade on sunny days or shelter against rain.