Neale-Wade can grow its own after poly-tunnel gift from March Lions
PUBLISHED: 12:34 02 July 2015 | UPDATED: 12:34 02 July 2015
A poly-tunnel has been donated to Neale-Wade Academy, enabling students to grow herbs and vegetables.
The gardening facility is a gift from March Lions. It was unveiled on Friday by Lions’ president Derek Rutter, who removed a large rhubarb leaf to show off a commemorative plaque.
Also in attendance was North East Cambs MP Steve Barclay, who was given a tour of the garden and witnessed principal Jason Wing dig the first crop of potatoes.
Mr Barclay said: “The eco-garden is a great idea it teaches students about so many things, including the importance of eating healthily.
“Produce from the eco-garden is actually used in the school’s kitchens, which is also a great idea as it shows the end product.
“I was impressed by the quality of the produce being grown, and was envious of the potatoes dug up as they were a lot better than those on my vegetable patch at home.”