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Carrot and potato experiment (2009)

We had four schools taking part in 2009 all growing carrots and potatoes using either no-dig or digging method. The carrot experiment is linked to our National Growing Experiment which includes also Capel Manor College in North London and 25 GGA members spread around the country. This is to produce meaningful results from different soils and climates and offer opportunity for wider discussion about growing food for nutrition.

Schools taking part include two projects being run by our education development officer Jane Renton at:

Chipping Sodbury High School, South Glos
Sheiling School (a Camphill Community for Special Needs), South Glos

Keep informed by reading Jane's blog:
Jane Renton's blogspot

And two projects run by volunteers at:

The Elms School, Herefordshire
Telford Infant School, Warwickshire

Be involved?

Our aim is to increase the number of Sowing the Seed projects around the country using volunteers and teachers. Resource packs will be available on the website soon but in the meanwhile anyone interested in running a project in 2010 should contact us now for further information at info@goodgardeners.org.uk.