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A fruity solution for Hatfield pupils

PUBLISHED: 08:35 10 August 2010 | UPDATED: 17:40 20 February 2013

A fruity solution for Hatfield pupils

A fruity solution for Hatfield pupils

PUPILS at Green Lanes Primary School, Hatfield, can look forward to a feast of soft fruits this summer thanks to local volunteers.

PUPILS at Green Lanes Primary School, Hatfield, can look forward to a feast of soft fruits this summer thanks to local volunteers.


Five members of staff from Bank Machine gave up their time to assist the school by transforming a neglected hedgerow into a new soft fruit growing bed.
The school, which already has a successful gardening club, identified a bed at the side of their dining room which they wanted to use to grow soft fruits. The volunteers worked hard all day clearing existing shrubs, building a wooden edge to the bed and combining compost with the existing soil to create a suitable growing environment.
Once completed, pupils from the school worked with the volunteers to plant a selection of strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrents and gooseberries.

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