Children from Cherry Tree Primary School worked along side RHS Hyde Hall gardener Andrew Hellman, myself, parent volunteers and teachers to build 8 plastic raised beds that will form the basis of their new vegeteble garden.
The children planned the garden back in the summer term and now their plans are becoming reality. Plastic raised bed kits are easy to assemble, chidlren can be involved in the construction from the beginning.
An enormous pile of soil was available from the excavation of the new school wildlife pond and was used to fill the beds. Some compost was added to the beds from the school's successful compost area already established in the school's quiet garden.
The cardboard packaging was even recycled - lining the bottom of the beds to kill off the grass. The grass and cardboard will rot over the next few months adding much need organic matter to the soil.