|When you were at school, was your
classroom outside in the sun?
We’re building a plastic bottle greenhouse at the Tooting Community Garden, along with Year Six from Gatton School.
That means the children are preparing bottles that would otherwise be added to local waste or recycling. They are measuring the site and problem solving for the construction, all during the weekly outdoor learning sessions.
The whole school community has been collecting 2 litre clear plastic pop or water bottles (that’s the kind we need) since the autumn…every week, the children come loaded with bags of bottles. We’ll use well over 1000. (Anyone welcome to bring bottles to the garden on any Sunday).
This weekend, in the normal Sunday Garden session from 1100-1300, all welcome to help us catch up a bit with the repetitive but deeply satisfying task of cutting, washing and piling up (hundreds of) our plastic bottles. Yes it is addictive.
We’ll have the kit – and if you have a favourite pair of sharp scissors, do bring them along.
Not all the jobs involve cutting – there’s something for everyone of all ages.
Please come along!
The garden is at 5 North Drive, SW16 1RN. We’ll post any last minute info on both the TTT and the Tooting Community Garden facebook pages. Not to tempt fate…..the weather forecast is good.
|Bottle greenhouse made by another school|