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Vegucation

Kathie Auton: I’m raising city kids. It cannot be denied. They do not have cows and horses popping their heads over the back fence like I did. And this does mean I have less ready opportunities for food education moments. For me these were things like: my dad ALWAYS saying ‘mint sauce’ at fields of lambs, my parents visiting, and naming, our Christmas Turkey and having a chest freezer in the garage so we could fit half a sheep in it. Okay, these were not subtle nuggets of education, but they did mean I grew up knowing where my food came from (usually a few miles up the road). I need to create my own opportunities with my city kids.

01 June 2012 | 123 Comments | Recommended by 15

Latest on our school farmers' markets

Helen Carey: October has just whizzed by and it was a very busy month here in London. Early October saw me back at Bore Place Farm on the fourth residential visit with Millfields Primary School from Hackney. We caught the tail end of that lovely hot weather for the first couple of days which was a real treat. We did an apple tasting activity on the first afternoon - 8 heritage varieties - with wonderful names such as Sunset, Jester,and Michaelmas Red. On the final afternoon we walked to the orchard that the apples were from, and everyone was able to pick their favourite apple to take home.

23 November 2011 | 19 Comments | Recommended by 2

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