Garden club’s harvest

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GARDENERS at an Over Wyre high school managed to yield a bumper crop for harvest despite torrential rain and grey skies over the summer months.

St Aidan’s Technology College’s Gardening Club members harvested potatoes, beetroot, courgettes, onions, leeks, runner beans and soft fruit from their allotment.

Much of the crop was used in the school kitchen, while some fruit and vegetables were used to make pickles and jams to sell on.

The club has grown in recent years, with keen pupils tending to the two vegetable beds and troughs.

Sandra Fagan, from the Preesall school, said: “Students are enthusiastic about their gardening, it makes their hard work really worthwhile when they can pick and eat crops they have grown.”

The group has also planted trees in the school grounds and around the school pond.

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