Wadebridge School students plant our windbreak hedge

November 26, 2010

Vocational students from Wadebridge School dug in and planted hundreds of native hedgerow plants for us around our veg plot.

The Year 11 students enduring freezing conditions on the day that early snow fell in parts of Cornwall. 

Assistant head Lee Batemen accompanied them to Camel CSA’s site at St Kew Highway, where he got stuck in too. Lee said: “Wadebridge School is very community focused and we encourage our students to actively get involved with all sorts of community projects like this one.”

Under the guidance of Camel CSA’s professional growers Jeremy Brown and Mark Norman, the students planted mainly hawthorn with hazel, guelder, blackthorn and dog rose. These will provide a haven for wildlife and shelter from the Cornish gales.

The 15-16-year-olds are following a mix of vocational pathways from agriculture to mechanics. They’re already helping to develop the school’s own veg plot on the Wadebridge allotment site.

Youngsters hedge their bets with a day on the land – Cornish Guardian.

Rabbit-proof fence

Camel CSA’s own volunteer growers have also been busy constructing a sturdy rabbit-proof fence to protect the hedge plants and to keep the bunnies and other predators off our vegetable crops.

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