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Making Things Grow in Miner Tom’s Garden
Traditionally, in Seaham, miners have cultivated gardens to grow their own produce. The vegetables and fruit they grew enabled their families to eat well and were a valuable supplement to the family budget.Some had gardens at home but many kept allotment gardens which they rented.
Our project provides a valuable opportunity for our children to learn about the traditional growing methods used and to actually grow and eat their own produce.
At the beginning of the project many of the children were unable to identify common vegetables as they grew. Their experience of vegetables was limited to supermarket shelves.
Hand-washing is an important part of food hygiene but isn’t the water cold?