Eco Visitors

Last Friday was a busy day for visitors: in the morning Craig Walker from LBHF was back to deliver food waste bins that are now being used in the lunch hall and kitchen to collect all the leftovers. These will be collected every Tuesday and sent to be processed to make fertilizer for use on farms in Essex. This week has been Food Waste Action Week so it was perfect timing!

Then later we had a very fun visit from the 12 members of Brackenbury School’s Eco Committee and their teacher Ms Maloney. As part of our Global Citizenship topic we are reaching out to our local community to share our gardening practices. Our Eco Committee gave them a tour of our beautiful school grounds – pond, orchard and of course the chickens! – and showed them our compost heaps and recycling stations. They also helped us to select this month’s minibeast of the month!

To help them with their gardening journey we gave them some seeds to take home and a book all about compost. Finally, we all made seed bombs together using wildflower seeds, clay soil, compost and poppy and nigella seeds collected from our school garden. It was messy and enormous fun and we are looking forward to visiting their school after Easter to do some more gardening together.