February 28, 2012 South London Press By Claire Casey
KIDS growing wonky carrots and soil-encrusted potatoes have been given a market pitch alongside some of the top organic producers in the country.
The pupils from six primary schools in Clapham will be sharing the Venn Street Market with established sellers from some of London’s most popular food specialists.
One of those taking part in what has been dubbed the Clapham Leaf Club is Lark Hall Primary School in Smedley Street.
Its premises manager Herve Buisson, 48, runs the gardening club and looks after the school’s rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens and ducks.
He said: “We are lucky here because we have a huge vegetable plot. The children already sell fresh eggs and pumpkins to parents.
“But we will be bagging up rosemary and are thinking of growing bay trees to sell at the market, and lots of berries – we have thousands of strawberries.”
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