East Sussex - Home-grown food to dig for

4th June 2010 at 01:00

Pupils at a Brighton primary have been planting an "edible forest" to help them learn about growing their own food.

St Luke's Primary has been given #163;10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund towards the project, which will involve pupils, parents and local residents.

The forest is planted in three layers to mimic natural woodland, with trees, shrubs and perennials. The pupils will also grow fruit and vegetables.

The project will culminate in a Grand Harvest, with meals made from the food grown in the garden.

Head Jonathan Cooper said: "This will bring to life important subjects our children are studying as part of their curriculum and show how fresh food can be grown in small spaces." HW.

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