Greenway's school allotment
Pupils from Galmpton Primary School tend to an allotment in the Walled Garden at Greenway, where they learn about the joys of growing their own food with Gardener Juliet and Community Involvement Officer Carly.
Children from year four visit the plot every week during the spring and summer term, to help to plant and tend the vegetables as they grow. This fantastic project strengthens the links between the local school and Greenway, and teaches the students where their food comes from. Most importantly though, lots of delicious vegetables are grown for the pupils and their families to eat.
Where does the garden grow?
The vegetable patch at Greenway is now in its fifth year, and even received a re-vamp a couple of years ago with the addition of raised beds and a new shed. You can't miss their allotment when looking around the garden at Greenway; it is in pride of place at the top of the South Walled Garden.
In the middle of October, when the harvest is in, the pupils come to Greenway along with their parents for a celebratory evening. Vegetables from their plot are cooked up into a delicious dinner; this year they enjoyed pumpkin soup served in hollowed out pumpkins, and beetroot tart.