Saturday 17 July 2010

The re-cycled green house and cherry picking!!!

My Nephew is just 9 years old and the Headteacher of the primary school he attends is very conscious of 'growing you own' and recycling stuff.

He is also a great nature lover and likes to pass all these things onto the children through their learning at school.
As a result of this the school has it's own little allotment where the children can grow their own produce to cook in school, a lovely nature are with a pond and different ways to attract bugs and critters to this little area and now a recycled greenhouse!

re-cycled greenhouseThe re-cycled greenhouse.

This is by far one of the biggest projects they have embarked upon and it is all made from materials which would have been wasted and of course the children got involved by bringing in the empty bottles.

I think it looks great even though the whole thing isn't quite finished yet and I think it is a really good thing to be getting the children involved with.

They also have some fantastic cherry trees down at the school and with permission (oh, and the promise of some jam next week!) I went down and picked a good bucket full of cherries.

cooking cherriesCherries simmering for the jelly!

I currently have some on the stove preparing to make cherry jelly and have about half left so if any of you have any favourite cherry recipes you'd like to share I would love to hear them!!


  1. I make a wheat beer with cherries.Would love some jam , my favorite.Mix some in a chocalate cake, throw a few in pancakes, top ice cream with them.

  2. The greenhouse is fab. It's really good that the school is getting the kids involved in such activities.

  3. What a fantastic idea for a greenhouse! That headteacher should send it in to some gree award - it is genius!

  4. my favorite is just good old cherry pie.

  5. Hi Tanya,
    I have a website specially for school gardening linked from my blog - The School Vegetable Patch - do you reckon the school would be interested in creating an article for it for my examples pages? - after the school holiday of course.

  6. GLA...I will have a word with the headteacher and get back to you on that one...thanks for the offer.

  7. What a great greenhouse idea!

  8. Hi Tanya,

    A few years ago I worked with a community group in Scotland to design and build a similar type of greenhouse made completely from recycled plastic bottles. need to go back and check it its still standing!

    Its a fab way to recycle. Looks great.

  9. I love the cherries! So many of them! :)

    Great effort for recycling materials!


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