It has now been just over a year since Green Routes reopened to students following the first lock down. Sadly, after only five weeks it was back to lock down and not until April this year before we again reopened. Now most of our students have returned and are coping very well with the procedures in place to keep everyone as safe as possible. Fortunately, we were able to have volunteers working during the later stages of lock down and lots of work was done to prepare for students returning.
Lots of work has now been undertaken in the garden with students digging, planting, grass cutting and the never-ending weeding. We have also joined the Soil to Slice organisation and a plot of ground has been prepared for the planting of wheat which will hopefully end up as bread. Our students will be involved in the process from sowing the seed to preparing the seed – harvesting, winnowing, threshing and milling and then baking bread – hopefully tasting as good as it sounds
Our livestock meanwhile have been blissfully unaware of lock down and produced lambs, goslings and baby turkeys. Both the male Turkey, Tom and our gander, Bonaparte, have taken an active role in parenting. Our two young geese and three young turkey are now all looking for new homes – (we do not mention Christmas!).