This year the Kent County Agricultural Society launched a new initiative to encourage schools to grow their own fruit and vegetables. Grown in Kent was the new Executive Manager, Roger Moore’s idea to engage Kent Schools with Horticulture. The project culminated in the winning school attending the Kent County Show on Sunday 17th July.
Many schools took part and it is hoped that next year even more Kent schools will enter. The competition this year was won by All Saints CEP in Chatham who managed to grow £99.99 worth of produce. The rules of the competition dictate a monetary value for the different produce grown and is adjudicated by Headteachers and Governors who verify the amount of produce weekly leading up to the Kent County Show.
Second place went to Mereworth Primary and third place Teynham Primary. The winning school was presented with a trophy on Sunday 17th by George Jessel, DL, Chairman and will be visited by Roger Moore, Executive Manager in September.
Details of the project can be found at www.growninkent.co.uk