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    Our local school made a school recipe book - the asked all the local community to submit recipe's (especially those ones that are 'Kerry's Mother's.........' or 'Auntie Dot's........'
    Each recipe had to have at least one item that was a fruit or a veg.

    They sold them to fundraise for their kitchen garden.
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    I did cuttings from things like Rosemary. Did beans sprouts (but I was there everyday to keep on top of watering etc.) and peas shoots which they loved eating. This time around I'm going to take in some PSB seedlings which they can put in grow bags. Just before Christmas we sowed Broad Beans also in grow bags. I've got a collection of cat shaped pots (cat treats) so they can have fun melting holes in those and trying to grow cat mint for the bazaar. Might also do some berry collecting and grow hawthorn/holly. Teaching germination tests is also good fun especially if you have old seeds lying around and you can also do things around seed size and germination rates as well (obviously depends on the age range you are working with). Spider plants/tradescantia (?) are good value. In the spring we got pots ready one week ready to plant up flowers seeds the next. Old catalogues can be used for maths type activities - what could I get for 10? Get the children to bring in packaging and see where their food has come from - food miles etc. Last year (my first with the club) I really went with the things that came up from the children with just fall back ideas from me. Anyway, hope some of this helps although I'd have preffered to wait at least another three weeks before having to think about it!
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    I'm now mulling over some windsock ideas in my head - I saw some lovely fish ones somewhere recently on telly - so it will need me to be finding a sailmaker with loads of spinnaker offcuts I reckon...
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    Whooops - now what are the dogs getting up to?

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