He’s been busy planting various plants including Hops, Scotch Bonnet Pepper,
Sweet Red Pepper, Pumpkin and currently has a young Cho Cho/Christephene plant growing as well.
The garden isn’t for decoration but an educational tool, that lets young people understand about where food comes from, how to manage and maintain plants and be educated on how they can be best used.
He also plans to plant sweetcorn and ginger as well, so the children can have plants they can eat and as well as visually enjoy. The purpose of the garden also serves as a lesson in self sufficiency, management of resources and using land more effectively.
The great thing about the Jamaica garden is that it can be used to teach geography, biology, history and cookery all on the school site and provide unlimited sources for both pupil and teacher learning.
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