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Selling organic vegetables at school

A Ceredigion primary school has been growing organic vegetables for sale to the public. Ysgol y Dderi at Llangybi, Lampeter, originally set up a Fruit and Vegetable Coop last March, selling produce from Blaencamel, a local horticultural business. In June, the Coop began stocking produce grown by 'Lush & Lleol', a community group which supports the children of Ysgol y Dderi in growing their own fruit and vegetables at the school. The shop remained open until the end of the Summer term, and had a final session in September. It will start up again in the spring.

The children said:
We learned about new and unusual vegetables and how to spell them in Welsh and English.
We learned how to handle money and change and to weigh produce.
We learned the aroma of different herbs.
We learned how to grow our own food in the school garden .
We learned about food miles and told customers how “green” we are.

The project is supported by the Rural Regeneration Unit's Community Food Co-operative Programme.

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