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Green Fingers at Swiss Cottage

by swisscottage / November 19th, 2013 / in Archive 2013/14 / 0 Comments

Learners have been exercising their green fingers at Swiss Cottage and helping to grow all sorts of beautiful things under the guidance of our Horticultural Teacher, Chrissy.

We started off small with mustard cress, which was then harvested and sold in our onsite Café and used in salads and have been growing other vegetables including rhubarb, radishes, garlic and peas.

We have been working on a project with London Zoo with learners growing special grasses to feed some of the animals at the Zoo, including some very hungry lemurs.

Our latest horticultural project is the Marie Curie Mini Pots of Care scheme. Mini Pots of Care is a fun and creative way for our pupils to learn about science, nature and the work of charities. And, while they learn, the children will be raising money to help Marie Curie Nurses to care for people with any terminal illness. This year, Marie Carie want to raise £450,000 so that the Marie Curie Nurses can provide more free care and support to people who need it.

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