High School Allotment - Stand 8
‘Reepham High School & College’s Allotment Project & Orchard was started by staff and students back in February 2015. The aim of the project was to create an allotment area for school children to learn how to grow their own food in a sustainable and environmentally way.
The Allotment Project was built using a limited budget and has virtually all been built using recycled goods and materials. There is a polytunnel, raised beds made from wooden pallets, a fruit cage made from old school fire doors and a chicken coop. There is no running water so rainwater is caught using various ingenious methods. We have also ‘upcycled’ an old donated horse box which serves as the ‘site office’ and are currently building an eco-building to serve as an outdoor classroom for 30 students.
All food, including eggs, is supplied to the school canteen who use our produce in their cooking. The Allotment Project won the 2017-18 Norwich and Norfolk Eco Awards (secondary school category) and as featured twice in the sustainability magazine Permaculture. Everything that you will see has been a team effort and is proof that education doesn’t just have to be about examinations! Our community of volunteers will be very proud to show you round!