Go green: Pupils plant organic veggies

2012-09-04 00:00

THE Grade five Natural Science class from Grantleigh prepared an organic vegetable garden recently as part of the school’s green flag status and continuous environmental education drive.

Mr Mthethwa from Amangwe Village, who runs his own successful organic vegetable garden, was on hand to educate the children on soil preparation techniques, as well as planting of certain vegetables including tomatoes, potatoes, spinach and beetroot.

The Natural Science lesson had a practical approach which the children thoroughly enjoyed. The organic vegetable garden is part of Pierre Fitchat’s environmental initiative to ensure Grantleigh maintains its environmental status as a green flag school. Parents of the pupils can now take tips from their children on how to beautify their gardens and provide fresh, organic veggies for their families.

— Witness Reporter.

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