In order to raise awareness of how easy it is to grow your own fruit and vegetables St. Christopher’s C.E High School is producing a calendar. The calendar will inform its owner of what time of year to sow, plant out and harvest a variety of around 30 fruits and vegetables which we feel are both easy to grow and tasty. Every month there will also be a seasonal recipe which will incorporate the fruit and vegetables which need harvesting that month. The recipes which we are using in the calendar are going to be chosen from a competition starting in school in September. Pupils will have the chance to bring in a family favourite recipe from home which will then go before a judging panel. The final 20 recipes will then be cooked by the eco team with the help of an A-level food student. The winning 12 will then be photographed and matched with the correct month to create a calendar with seasonal recipes which can be cooked with ingredients from the garden. The calendars will be available for purchase and with every calendar bought there will be a free packet of seeds to get people on their way to growing their own food.
Our aim is for this project to encourage people not only to grow some of their own food but also cook with it in new and interesting ways, while providing fun for the whole family and reduce food miles.
Written By Beth and Sam – Senior Eco-Captains in Yr. 13