Incredible Edible Winchester and Ruth Kirkby, the Community Champion for Winchester Tesco Extra, planted apple and plum trees at Winnall Primary School on 20 April, ably assisted by some of the pupils. The fruit trees, donated by Winchester Tesco, were planted to encourage the children’s interest in how food grows and to lay the groundwork for them to be able to eat some ‘school grown’ produce in the future.

Incredible Edible Winchester, supported by funding from the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme, is discussing with the school’s Head Teacher, Alison Rhodes, plans to start an after school Growing Club. The club would assist the children, and hopefully their parents too, in growing a range of fruits in planters around the school playground.  More information on the after-school Growing Club will be distributed via the school newsletter once details are finalised.

Incredible Edible Winchester, the Food Action Group of WinACC, also runs a community allotment at Edington Road in Winchester, as well as managing the community planters on Winchester Station. If you are interested in learning how to ‘grow your own’ fruit or veg, could offer a couple of hours of digging, or have relevant experience to share with others, do get in touch by emailing food@winacc.org.uk