Hayling College May 2nd

Straight from Hayling Park we went to Hayling College to visit their ‘Growing Together’ project.

This is a project that brings together pupils from the College to grow their own fruit and vegetables and to keep and look after about 40 free-range chickens.

Some of the funding has come from Hayling Lions Club, so the official opening of the new, and quite large, fruit and vegetable cage was performed by the President of Hayling Lions, Gill Sutherland.

Having been given the bird!

Having been given the bird!

We were all shown around by a happy band of very enthusiastic pupils, who took great delight in showing us around, and also getting out the newly hatched chicks for us to hold, not to mention the full grown chickens! Most of the chickens are rescue birds, and have come from the British Hen Welfare Trust.

We also saw the new, large, poly tunnel, where they are growing such diverse things as Purple Sprouting Broccoli and Strawberrys.

Much of the funding for this project has come from the Hayling Lions, the National Lottery, the Hayling Island Horticultural Society, Sainsbury’s, the Woodland Trust and Havant Borough Council.

The College is to be congratulated on what has been achieved, and in selling us 1/2 a dozen eggs!

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