Red Bay primary turns green with vegetable crops

| 05/02/2012

GardenClub (246x300).jpg(CNS): Red Bay Primary school is boasting such a significant success with is on campus vegetable garden that the students are now able to take home the fruit of their labours. The Gardening Club is run by Paulette Williams, a support assistant at the school and  Simone Ross the art teacher, boasts tomatoes, lettuce, rosemary, black mint, seasoning peppers, callaloo and scotch bonnet to name a few.  “The children have become so enthusiastic about the Gardening Club they are asking their parents to start a garden at home,” said Williams, who has a passion for gardening and began the initiative at the school.

Her partner in the venture Simone Ross said the kids love to come into the garden. “They are thrilled to plant the seeds, to see the plants grow and eventually to be able to pick vegetables from the garden,” she said

Meanwhile, the Brownie Troop at Red Bay Primary is also giving the gardening club a run for its beans so to speak as the group led by Dawn Largie is also doing well and teaching the girls how to grow their own produce and to promote healthy eating. “The garden is a great way for students to learn responsibility and to demonstrate care and nurturing,” Largie said.

The plant boxes for the Brownie Garden were donated by Webster’s Tours and the owner Kenneth Webster said when the company out to help they were inspired to create their own backyard garden.

“It is truly amazing the produce they grew,” he said.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Sounds terrific. I wish this was all the news there was.