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Sodexo provides London school with fruit and veg gardens

15 May 2012 by
Sodexo provides London school with fruit and veg gardens

Sodexo has delivered two of three fruit and vegetable gardens to a London primary school, as part of a wider scheme to get children to learn more about the food they eat.

Montem Primary School in Hornsey Road, Islington, received the gardens as part of Sodexo's STOP Hunger campaign. Sodexo has joined forces with supplier of organic vegetable and herb plants Rocket Gardens to provide the gardens and plants.

The project, sponsored by Sodexo's own charity, the Sodexo Foundation, will provide nominated schools across the country with a year's supply of school gardens which includes a fruit garden, a spring/summer garden and an autumn/winter garden.

James Greetham, managing director at Sodexo's Prestige London division, said: "This is a great project for us. We asked our clients to nominate a local school which they would like to receive the schools garden. It was our client, the property management company PRUPIM who nominated Montem. They chose the school after a number of employees had volunteered at the school a few years ago to help with the garden and painting the school playground. We have received a lovely thank you card from the children and look forward to receiving regular updates on the progress of their garden."

By Neil Gerrard

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