Mrs Hendry’s Gardening Club

Welcome to our Gardening Club!

We believe in cultivating more than just plants; we cultivate curiosity, community, and a love for nature. Our school gardening club offers students an exciting opportunity to connect with the environment, learn practical skills, and nurture a sense of responsibility towards the planet.

Join us for:

  1. Hands-On Learning: Get your hands dirty and dive into the fascinating world of gardening. From planting seeds to harvesting fruits, vegetables and herbs, our club provides practical, experiential learning opportunities.
  2. Environmental Awareness: In an era of climate change and environmental challenges, it’s crucial for young minds to understand the importance of sustainability. Through gardening, students develop a deeper appreciation for nature and learn sustainable practices that they can apply in their everyday lives.
  3. Health and Wellness: Gardening isn’t just about growing plants; it’s also about growing healthy habits. Engaging in outdoor activities like gardening promotes physical activity, reduces stress, and fosters a sense of well-being among our students.
  4. Community Building: Our club is more than just a group of students with a shared interest; it’s a tight-knit community where friendships blossom and teamwork thrives. Whether a seasoned gardener or a novice, everyone will find support and encouragement.
 

What We Do:

  1. Planting and Harvesting: Throughout the year, we participate in planting a variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers in our school garden. From tomatoes to tulips, there’s always something new to cultivate!
  2. Environment: When we are not digging we like to be environmentally friendly this can be making new structures for our beans using compostable and reusable materials or could be recycling plastic milk bottles and turning them into watering cans or bug hotels.
  3. Organic Growing: We believe in giving back to the planet and looking after the nature around us and with this in mind we always use planet friendly pest control such as egg shells and coffee grounds. We also plant flowers that attract pollinators but also deter certain pests.
  1. Introducing varied diet As part of our club we always include a snack that always includes a fruit, vegetable or herb hidden ingredient. This allows the children to try something without the barrier of preconceived ideas. We have had onion houmous, beetroot brownie, Cauliflower cheese muffins, Red pepper bread, avocado cake, basil pesto swirls.
  1. Self sufficiency: Our club aim to be as self sufficient with fruit, vegetables and herbs as possible. We aim to supply snacks to the children in school using our produce as well as cultivating seeds for the following year.

 

Our Vision:

We want every child to have access to outside areas for planting, growing, cultivating and eating healthy fruit, vegetables and herbs.

With our school garden we can do this as well as promoting a good sense of health and wellness.

Along with our gardening club we also run a cooking club, the plan is that once we harvest our fruit, vegetables, and herbs we will then include these ingredients in our cooking, to supply to the students for snack.

 

Awards:

Currently we hold a RHS School Gardening Award Level 1 and Level 2, where we have had to demonstrate that we have started gardening in an accessable space that helps us to teach new skills, promotes a sense of community and a greater understanding of gardening such as the benefits to the environment and our health and well being.