This week at Angel Court the Outdoor Workers, who help support Miss Rowe with the Forest School, took part in a session with Dom, our resident horticulturalist.
This session we looked at the different things we can grow in the garden in spring and what seasonal produce can be used throughout the year. This meant a bit of a tasting session. Some raw things taste nicer than others. Elsie wasn’t too keen on raw rhubarb! We also compared the taste of shop bought fruit, veg and herbs with those grown in the garden. It was interesting how much fuller the flavours are in the homegrown produce.
We talked about what meals the vegetables can be incorporated in to and decided where would be best to grow each piece of produce. Children and residents then mapped out the garden space and decided where the best place planting beds would go. All under the supervision of Tom of course who’ll be maintaining the garden and adding some flare of his own.
It was a really lively session full of debate, laughter and an abundance of ideas, so the plan is beginning to come together.