Urban Ecologists

Over the last few years our Monday afterschool club (Eco carers) has been evolving. We have become more involved in maintaining our raised beds, which are situated on the far side of the science block; we are trying to become more sustainable! Our aim at UrbanEco is “to develop and work on a wide range of different environmentally themed projects and activities and have fun while doing so”. What have we done already this year? At the end of last year we planted several rhubarb plants which meant that we had plenty growing in our raised beds when we returned back to school in September so we harvested it and used it to make rhubarb crumbles. Every Monday we all go home with our pockets filled with produce that we have grown and can then use at home. From November to March we were busy clearing our raised beds and preparing for the planting of our winter vegetables such as onions, cabbage and broccoli to name just a few. We have also planted hedging around our raised beds to give them shelter from the elements. What things do we have planned for the rest of this year and next year? Continuing work on our raised beds. Harvesting more produce and eating it! Environmental arts and crafts e.g. making our own bird boxes, making grassheads etc. A bug hunt for junior school pupils Nature walks If you have been interested or intrigued by any part of this article, why not come along and try out UrbanEco. It is on every Monday afternoon from 3.30 - 4.30pm and we meet in F120 in the Science block. We would love to see you there! The Urban Ecologists