All children have the opportunity to explore our nursery allotment, which is located within walking distance from our nursery.
Our allotment is looked after by the children at Summerside together with our horticulturist Molly.
Molly supports the children to grow fruit and vegetables all year round, the children then harvest the produce and bring it to nursery where it is often incorporated into the meals.
The children plant different seeds and cuttings then they observe their plant or vegetable’s growth until it is ready to harvest.
Parents are always welcome to visit the allotment and once a year at harvest time we have a family barbecue.
Our allotment was chosen by City of Edinburgh Council to be an exhibit at their ‘Success in the City’ event.
We have also received a ‘Gold’ at the Royal Scottish Horticultural Society’s show at the RHS Show Ground, Ingilston for our outstanding allotment exhibit.
Although it has been the wettest February on record we have been able to make a number of visits to the allotment The allotment is beginning to wake up now and there are lovely splashes of colour with the daffodils, snowdrops and Primulas now in bloom. We have been able to get on with some […]
The allotment is weathering the winter well, and I have been able to get some winter jobs done such as painting the shed, working out crop rotation, cutting the willow hedges and generally having a very good tidy up. The children are not visiting the allotment just now as there are just not enough jobs […]
One of the most popular crops on our allotment is the pumpkins. The children love their shape and colour. This year they have been used in an imaginary ‘PumpkinShop’, turned into cauldrons and some found their way into a very tasty soup. We have nearly finished all our allotment jobs for the year. This has […]