The bulbs were dug up and transplanted into pots. The ground was then covered with cardboard. The first layer was the peelings collected by the school. It mainly consisted of fruit, in particular oranges! You can also see the children emptying bags of horse manure on top!
The children then spread manure collected from a local stable on top. This was followed by a layer of leaves, and shredded paper. Then another layer of newspaper and cardboard, and the layers again repeated. Finally many donated bags of compost was spread on top!
The children in the foundation unit had made bunting for the bed, painting pictures of their favourite fruit, vegetables and flowers. As school was closed for most of April due to Easter holidays, we left the bed to settle, and started to work with the children in May 2011. We used a bulb planter to cut through the layers of cardboard to make our planting holes.