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GREEN fingered Solihull students have turned their growing talents to the business world.

The Grace Academy Solihull vegetable garden is being used to supply fresh fruit and vegetables to the school’s caterers, Aspens Services.

The Grace Academy Solihull vegetable garden is being used to supply fresh fruit and vegetables to the school’s caterers, Aspens Services.

Leek and potato soup as well as potato, leek and cheese pie, are some of the first dishes to appear on the Academy’s lunchtime menu, made with their own garden-grown leeks.

Jason Carter, general manager of award-winning Aspens, said: “Aspens believes in using locally-sourced produce and you can’t get more local than food grown in the Academy grounds.”

Money saved through Academy-grown dishes, known as ‘GreenGracers’, will be used to fund other ecological projects while the scheme will also support the Academy’s work towards the Eco-Schools Silver award.

 

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