Elvington primary school, situated south of York has built 10 raised beds as part of a regional campaign to encourage individuals, schools and community groups to experience the health and social benefits that come with growing their own food.
The beds were completed as part of the “York Get Growing” initiative and built over a 2 day period by The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), all funded by the Local Food Big Lottery fund.
Joy Sanderson, the Class teacher in charge of gardening commented “What a fantastic couple of days! The raised beds look super and both children and staff are getting really excited about what to plant and how they are going to best use their beds. They are all so eager to get started.”
The volunteers spent day one constructing the timber framed beds and on day two with the help of the school children filled the beds with finest quality vegetable and fruit topsoil donated by local firm Rolawn.
Jonathan Hill, Sales and Marketing Director for Rolawn stated “We are thrilled to help this local project which will cultivate a new crop of enthusiastic gardeners.”
The Conservation Volunteers have been working on green spaces since 1959