These schoolchildren in Ashbourne will get to grow their own vegetables thanks to a Redrow donation
Schoolchildren in Ashbourne were delighted to receive a green-fingered gift from a local housing developer.
Redrow Homes East Midlands’ Henmore Gardens development, on Wyaston Road, donated a vegetable box and seeds to Ashbourne Hilltop Primary School, to enable the children to grow their own fruit and vegetables.
We’re keen to encourage children in the local area to take an interest in gardening and learn more about where food comes from.
Jackie Sackman, Sales Consultant at Henmore Gardens, said: “Part of our commitment at Redrow Homes is to contribute to thriving communities, and to help provide a better way to live, so we’re sharing the excitement of growing fruits and vegetables from seed among children. I’m glad that I was able to donate the vegetable box myself, as I got to see the children’s excitement when we showed them how to get planting.”
Hazel Jaques, headteacher at Ashbourne Hilltop Primary School, said: “We were delighted to receive the vegetable box - it was welcomed with great enthusiasm by the children, who will no doubt be ensuring it gets watered every day!
“We are thrilled that the children will have the experience of growing their own food, so we’d like to thank Redrow Homes East Midlands for its kind donation and for helping the children understand where fresh food comes from.”
Henmore Gardens is a sought-after development of three and four-bedroom homes which is located on the doorstep of the Peak District, in Ashbourne. According to a recent study, the historic market town is the best place in Britain to raise a family. Derby, Burton on Trent, Stoke, Nottingham, and Stafford are all within easy reach.