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Schools to grow vegetables

PUBLISHED: 17:31 01 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:34 06 July 2010

SCHOOLS across the county will again be encouraged to grow their own vegetables for use in school lunches or the classroom, thanks to Suffolk County Council.

SCHOOLS across the county will again be encouraged to grow their own vegetables for use in school lunches or the classroom, thanks to Suffolk County Council.

It is in the process of sending millions of seeds out to schools ready for them to get planting when the cold weather subsides.

Schools will be supplied with seeds to grow their own wheat, pumpkins, walking stick cabbage, carrots, spinach, salad leaves and potatoes. Once grown the vegetables can be cooked and served for lunch in the school canteen.

Chris Denny, development and support manager for Suffolk County Catering said; “We're once again sending seeds out to schools so the children can have fun growing their own vegetables. Although fun, teachers will also be able to use them as an educational tool to teach children about where their food comes from.”

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