Weather woes thin out Letchworth edible festival’s 2015 entries

Pupils at Letchworth's Woolgrove School were among the winners at the town's Edible Festival

Pupils at Letchworth's Woolgrove School were among the winners at the town's Edible Festival - Credit: Archant

There were wins for all the schools which were able to harvest entries for this year’s Edible Festival in Letchworth – but the field was thinned out by weather woes and other problems.

Pupils at Letchworth's Woolgrove School were among the winners at the town's Edible Festival

Pupils at Letchworth's Woolgrove School were among the winners at the town's Edible Festival - Credit: Archant

A total of 11 schools signed up in March for the second annual contest organised by the ARCH community gardening group and backed by the Letchworth Garden City Foundation.

School gardening clubs were given a special selection of seeds to sow and grow over the spring and summer, with help and advice from ARCH members.

There were competition categories for 10 different vegetables, a garden collage and a fruit and veg display.

Lordship Farm Primary, Woolgrove School and Northfields Infants and Nursery School all produced entries for the finals day and each took at least one first place, with Northfields taking overall honours at the Wynd Community Garden.

Prizes at the 2015 Letchworth Edible Festival hosted by the ARCH community group and sponsored by Le

Prizes at the 2015 Letchworth Edible Festival hosted by the ARCH community group and sponsored by Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation - Credit: Archant


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Chair Steve Howells said: “We are looking forward to the 2016 competition where we hope to see a lot more schools get involved.”

Prizes at the 2015 Letchworth Edible Festival hosted by the ARCH community group and sponsored by Le

Prizes at the 2015 Letchworth Edible Festival hosted by the ARCH community group and sponsored by Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation - Credit: Archant

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