Jack and the Beanstalk
The story is a fairy tale told through recycled objects. We chose this story because we wanted to use an abandoned trolley and it lent itself to the Jack and the Beanstalk story with the farm below and the giant in the clouds.
Jack makes it to the castle
Lots of tasty produce
The beanstalk comes to life
You can read the story of our garden and view extra pictures in our Grove Academy Pocket Garden Story.
All the flowers in giant land are good for wildlife. We have included calendula, cosmos and sunflowers for wildlife as they all have open flowers that bees like. A lot of our garden is edible from the beanstalk to all the crops growing in the field below. We reused the trolley as the basis for our garden. We used up paint from a different project. We used a recycled pot for the beans to grow in. We have learnt how to grow from seed. We grew the lettuce, beans, radish, calendula, cosmos, and sunflowers. We used strawberries we had grown from runners
We had help from the Techy Department in trying to straighten the trolley and from a worker on a local building site who managed to straighten the trolley enough to make it workable.
We have moved the pocket garden into Queen Street Community Garden in the Ferry. We will put a copy of our story into the notice board so the community can understand the work and the story behind the pocket garden.
Creating the garden - from design to reality