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Our Flourishing Kitchen Garden

16 October 2020

Our Kitchen Garden at The Beacon really is going from strength to strength.

After our bumper summer season, our Beacon boy gardeners, overseen by our green-fingered Cooking and Nutrition teacher, Mrs Rowland, have been as busy as bees preparing our flourishing garden for the next stage of its growth.

Our Year 3 Eco-Club members have worked hard, harvesting remaining plants, weeding the beds and aerating the soil. Meanwhile, our Year 4 Gardening Club boys have really enjoyed planting bulbs for lots of bee-friendly flowers (crocuses, snowdrops and alliums) that we hope to enjoy in the spring.

Through their Cooking and Nutrition lessons, our Year 4, 5 and 6 boys have been helping to harvest the current crop of tomatoes, runner beans and rhubarb to then use as fresh ingredients in all manner of mouth-watering dishes, such as runner bean, leek and parmesan risotto, runner bean and herb couscous salad and tomato and rhubarb chutney.

We are so lucky that we can all enjoy our amazing Kitchen Garden and spend peaceful moments in its green and leafy shelter.

To read about how our Kitchen Garden has helped our local community, please click here.