Allotment project goes back to school’s roots

Mark Ereira-Guyer handed over a cheque to Howard Middle School towrads its community allotment project.
Mark Ereira-Guyer handed over a cheque to Howard Middle School towrads its community allotment project.
0
Have your say

A Bury St Edmunds school has sown the seeds for a community allotment project which harks back to its roots.

Howard Middle, in Beard Road, has launched the green scheme to allow members of the community to grow food and share produce.

They have received £700 in fundingto kickstart the work from County Cllr Mark Ereira-Guyer as well as £500 from Suffolk Acre. Headteacher Greg Sadler has agreed to provide some match funding.

The project will also involve gardening clubs at Howard Middle and Primary Schools.

A work party met for the first time last month with 16 people digging beds for vegetables.

It follows the relaunch of Howard Middle’s gardening club three years ago and its success in the Bury in Bloom competition.

David Morris, head of Art and DT, said the school has always had a connection with gardening and ran two areas of allotments with greenhouses until the National Curriculum was introduced in the 1980s.