Children learn how to grow and sell

Logan Crowley and Isabelle Fenton, both nine and from Comberbach Primary School, pick up the Grow and Sell kits with Victoria Road Primary School pupils Kyle Coles, nine, Libby Hulse, eight, and Paige Keen, eight.

Logan Crowley and Isabelle Fenton, both nine and from Comberbach Primary School, pick up the Grow and Sell kits with Victoria Road Primary School pupils Kyle Coles, nine, Libby Hulse, eight, and Paige Keen, eight.

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A NEW crop of gardeners will learn the tricks of the trade thanks to a Northwich supermarket.

Schoolchildren from across the area are picking up Grow and Sell kits from Waitrose so they can grow produce over the summer and develop their entrepreneurial skills by selling what they grow outside the branch.

Each kit contains seeds for six different herbs and vegetables, 30 certificates, badges for the children to designate roles for the growing and selling parts of the scheme, a growing chart wall planner with hints and tips, and wild flower seeds to help boost the number of bees, butterflies and other pollinators in school hedgerows.

Children aged between seven and 11 are joining in the scheme from Victoria Road Primary School, Comberbach Primary School, Hartford Primary School, Hartford Manor Primary School, Kingsley St John’s Primary School, Rosebank Special School, Sandiway Primary School, St Wilfred’s Catholic Primary School, Weaverham Wallerscote Primary School and Winington Park Primary School.

Peter Gibbs, branch manager at Northwich’s Waitrose, said: “We are delighted to support local schools through our Grow and Sell scheme.

“It’s both educational and fun and I’m confident the children will enjoy both growing the herbs and vegetables and then later in the year selling them outside our Waitrose Northwich branch.”

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12:31pm Sun 23 Mar 14

keith moss says...

What happened to "grow and eat."..... Brainwashing small children into selling is a sin. If the kids have any food left over then perhaps Grandma might like some, or the old gentleman across the road perhaps.
Or if all the kids grew different vegetables then they could swap with each other,try to make a meal out of the vegetables, or the teacher could show them how to make soup. Rather that than teaching them to sell vegetables so that they may buy soup ,which would maybe be why Grandma visits Weight-rose....tryin
g to catch a glimpse of her grandchildren (and maybe buy some carrots too !). Or soup,the nice "home made" one from weight rose.x
What happened to "grow and eat."..... Brainwashing small children into selling is a sin. If the kids have any food left over then perhaps Grandma might like some, or the old gentleman across the road perhaps. Or if all the kids grew different vegetables then they could swap with each other,try to make a meal out of the vegetables, or the teacher could show them how to make soup. Rather that than teaching them to sell vegetables so that they may buy soup ,which would maybe be why Grandma visits Weight-rose....tryin g to catch a glimpse of her grandchildren (and maybe buy some carrots too !). Or soup,the nice "home made" one from weight rose.x keith moss
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12:41pm Sun 23 Mar 14

keith moss says...

Just trying to let you all know the " Tricks of the trade "......and if this isn"t an advert why are the kids all thrusting their Weight rose bags at the camera?
Just trying to let you all know the " Tricks of the trade "......and if this isn"t an advert why are the kids all thrusting their Weight rose bags at the camera? keith moss
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11:36am Tue 25 Mar 14

MrT1976 says...

keith moss wrote:
Just trying to let you all know the " Tricks of the trade "......and if this isn"t an advert why are the kids all thrusting their Weight rose bags at the camera?
Because that supermarket has provided the grow and sell kits.

Good publicity is good advertising no harm in that.
[quote][p][bold]keith moss[/bold] wrote: Just trying to let you all know the " Tricks of the trade "......and if this isn"t an advert why are the kids all thrusting their Weight rose bags at the camera?[/p][/quote]Because that supermarket has provided the grow and sell kits. Good publicity is good advertising no harm in that. MrT1976
  • Score: 5

5:46am Wed 26 Mar 14

keith moss says...

MrT1976 wrote:
keith moss wrote:
Just trying to let you all know the " Tricks of the trade "......and if this isn"t an advert why are the kids all thrusting their Weight rose bags at the camera?
Because that supermarket has provided the grow and sell kits.

Good publicity is good advertising no harm in that.
you think not ? mmm.. ok x
[quote][p][bold]MrT1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keith moss[/bold] wrote: Just trying to let you all know the " Tricks of the trade "......and if this isn"t an advert why are the kids all thrusting their Weight rose bags at the camera?[/p][/quote]Because that supermarket has provided the grow and sell kits. Good publicity is good advertising no harm in that.[/p][/quote]you think not ? mmm.. ok x keith moss
  • Score: -2

8:55am Wed 26 Mar 14

MrT1976 says...

keith moss wrote:
MrT1976 wrote:
keith moss wrote:
Just trying to let you all know the " Tricks of the trade "......and if this isn"t an advert why are the kids all thrusting their Weight rose bags at the camera?
Because that supermarket has provided the grow and sell kits.

Good publicity is good advertising no harm in that.
you think not ? mmm.. ok x
I can't see the harm in it but that's just my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]keith moss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrT1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keith moss[/bold] wrote: Just trying to let you all know the " Tricks of the trade "......and if this isn"t an advert why are the kids all thrusting their Weight rose bags at the camera?[/p][/quote]Because that supermarket has provided the grow and sell kits. Good publicity is good advertising no harm in that.[/p][/quote]you think not ? mmm.. ok x[/p][/quote]I can't see the harm in it but that's just my opinion. MrT1976
  • Score: 4

10:26pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Cymo says...

Good for Waitrose - there's nothing wrong with children learning gardening and financial skills which will stand them in good stead when they grow up!
Good for Waitrose - there's nothing wrong with children learning gardening and financial skills which will stand them in good stead when they grow up! Cymo
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