Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Local Food Grants

I was invited recently to a presentation at Woodcote Primary School in Ashby. The school has a gardening club and the teachers have applied for a National Lottery Grant, through the Local Food Grant scheme, to create a fully functioning kitchen garden.

The Local Food scheme is a £50 million programme aimed at supporting a variety of food-related projects which will help make locally grown food accessible to local communities.

The aim of the Woodcote scheme is two-fold: to get the children fully involved in all aspects of growing their own produce; and to sell the produce to parents and local residents.

I think this is a great idea, and I hope Woodcote are successful with their application.