Start farming… there’s a feast to come

Kids will be gardening all next term - and parents are invited to get in on the action, too.

Our kids will be gardening all next term – and now parents are invited to get in on the action, too.

Sunday 20th March, 1:30-4:00ish-pm, is Family Farming Day at Tufnell Park.  Everyone at school is invited to come along in warm/ waterproof/ doesn’t-matter-about-the-mud clothes to plant the crops that we’ll harvest and eat at the end of July (the Feast).

There will be cake, hot drinks and other refreshments to help keep us cheerful, whatever the weather: do come, and help the children kick off a fantastic, term-long gardening project that will involve them all.  If you missed the leaflet on World Book Day, take a look at it here:

Family Farm & Feast – download flyer here

We need to make room for a LOT of potatoes this year.

We need to make room for a LOT of potatoes this year.

This Friday, a team of 20+ volunteers from the workplaces of two Tufnell Park parents are giving their time and muscle to get the school grounds ready before the project begins. Raised beds will be mended, new ones introduced and low-maintenance irrigation systems put in place to help keep veggies watered over the weekends and holiday breaks.

All this costs money, in addition to the grant from Santander raised by the HSA. If you’d like to contribute, you could sponsor this year’s Weight Loss Club, which has already raised almost £1,000.00 towards gardening and healthy eating at Tufnell Park.  There are just 24 hours left to make your donation before the website closes….