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CBA Allotment Bears Fruit

After months of horticultural love and care the first produce has been picked from the CBA allotment.

A crop of strawberries were harvested this morning from the fruit and vegetable patch of the allotment outside the PNS faculty.

The strawberries were planted by the CBA Garden Club six weeks ago and after the recent hot weather spells have flourished into ripe berries.

Year 7 students Aaron Baker and Ashleigh Hutcheson, who are members of the Garden Club, tasted the first fruits of their labour and gave them their stamp or approval.

Ashleigh said: "I think this is the best strawberry I have ever tasted. I really enjoy the Garden Club as we have a large garden at home and so the tips I learn at Garden Club I can apply to my own garden."

And Aaron said: "Fruit and vegetables definitely taste better when you grow it yourself."

Other fruit and vegetable varieties still to come into season include courgettes, runner beans, onions, carrots and potatoes.

All produce is completely organic with the only nutrient added being simple rain water.

And staff and students will all have a chance to sample the produce grown this year, as the Garden Club has planned a produce sale on Wednesday, July 15 and another one has been scheduled for the start of the new term in September.

Garden Club meets alternate Tuesdays in PL4 (PNS Faculty) from 4pm to 5pm.

On July 7 there will be a compost workshop led by Kirsten Jefferies from the Northampton Waste Education Team. The workshop will instruct students and staff on how to make compost.

For more information contact Science Teacher Neil Price.