The Hazel Grove High School (HGHS) Eco Council recently enjoyed a trip to The Landing to learn more about sustainable food production.
The Landing is an urban community gardening oasis perched on top of the Merseyway Shopping Centre.
Based in Stockport, the collaborative community growing space is run by the team behind the restaurant Where The Light Gets In.
The Green Michelin Star restaurant grows all of its own produce in the space and has a ‘no-menu’ sustainable approach to dining.
To begin their visit, the Eco Council toured the garden and heard about the different types of food grown in it.
From fresh alpine strawberries and peas to more unusual flavours of lovage pollen and Korean mint, students enjoyed tasting their way around the garden.
The Eco Council were also lucky enough to take the daily harvest from the garden to the restaurant.
After helping with the harvest, they had the chance to do some more taste testing!
They enjoyed trying out the unique flavours of the cordials and juices, freshly made with the produce they brought in.
The trip was also a chance for the Eco Council to plan out the future of the new HGHS Polytunnel.
A polytunnel is a steel framed tunnel used for growing vegetables, fruits and flowers.
Seeing sustainable food production in action certainly led to inspiration for the students, they left buzzing with ideas
The HGHS polytunnel will be ready for us to start growing our very own produce from September!
This completes what has been a busy year for the Eco Council.
We can’t wait to see what the Eco Council do next and look forward to seeing our polytunnel come to life.