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I joined the RHS in 2005 to work on a pilot project called 'grow it cook it', funded by the Helen Hamlyn Trust. Five years later and I'm still here, delivering the grow it strand of a skills and enquiry based curriculum, known as Open Futures, to fifteen school settings in the south of England.
These are comments that Paul Kettell has left on blog posts and gallery photos.
There's quite a move to more natural play which should be commended. RHS garden Wisley developed a new natural play area for children in the field beyond the new glasshouse this year which has been great. Unforunately, I don't think any of the structures produce walnuts!
Perhaps you will be able to sneak the odd walnut tree in here or there, disguised as play equipment.
Boggy, I'm delighted by your optimistic feelings towards the broad beans and feel relieved for the schools I am working with. The Observer allotment blog had pictures of their frosted beans that were a good few weeks younger and their sturdier looking habit had seemed more likely to recover than mine.
Thanks for the tips on varieties - I enjoy Oregon Sugar Pod peas and will be sowing some again in March as you suggest.
what fantastic cabbages and a lovely use of space. Possibly the best use of grow bags i've ever seen!