Is this spot in North Yorkshire ever going to look like a veg plot?
Mmm…some leftover bits of timber might help
Well a day’s work and this is looking promising
You still have time……it doesn’t take that long to create a space for veg…..send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 1: Start your scrapbook. Measure and draw your garden. Choose a space to grow veg. Ask why veg?
Mmm…..how shall we start?
Let’s look out of the window
What can we see? If we find a book or some paper we can write a list of everything we can see……grass? birds? sky? The list is the start of your new Scrapbook where we can write and draw every day. You can keep your scrapbook as a memory of these funny times when you stay off school. Remember to put the date on each page.
Now try drawing the things on your list……maybe use colours paints, stick pictures out of books…how would you like to make pictures?
Now let’s go outside…..we are going to draw a plan of our garden…yes the whole garden. We need take with us a ruler if you have one or a tape measure…anything with cm on it, paper and a pencil…oh and something to rest on…
let’s get started
Find something to measure with……could be a piece of string or a long stick…….how can you make this into a metre long measurer?
Draw a rough outline…this is called a plan…. of your garden or patio or window boxes, showing the house too and then start measuring with your new 1m measurer……..try to measure each side of the outside space, and the house and mark these onto your plan
time for a plan?
Well done…bet it took a while to measure the garden! …later you could go back inside for a while…and draw a neat version of your garden and house plan for your scrapbook
Did you notice where the sun shone in your garden?……make a note of that if you can on your plan
why grandpa are we doing this?
will it be better than playing football?
Ok…time for a break…lots to write in your scrapbook…..see you for digging tomorrow!
If every household had a 10 sq m fruit and veg plot that would total around 61,000 acres and be the biggest farm in the UK!!….a People’s Farm………….If every household planted 2 fruit trees that would be 54 Million extra trees!!