Staff at Suffolk seedsman Mr Fothergill's were saddened to learn that when children at a local primary school returned after the summer holiday they found the garden they had been tending the term before had been vandalised. Damage included ripping up apple trees and benches.
"We read an article about the crime at Burton End Primary School in the Haverhill Weekly News and were determined to help get the children gardening again", said the company's joint managing director John Fothergill. "There is no better way of letting children understand how food is produced than by growing their own".
Mr Fothergill's David Turner visited the school in early September armed with a wide assortment of vegetable seeds and an offer to supply fruit trees of the school's choice. "It was sad to know that someone would go and do something like this", commented David
Head teacher at Burton End School Fay Trussler said the children would appreciate sowing the seeds and tending the plants as they are enthusiastic gardeners.