Tavistock College celebrated harvest festival this week with a special Year 7 assembly, when produce grown by students at the college was presented, along with a magnificent harvest loaf. Rev Sue Tucker gave a short talk to the students about how the idea of harvest festival developed and how important the harvest is, to all people and especially to our local farmers after the difficult growing season of 2016. Then Tony Welsh, formerly Head of Tremayne House, described the work of the Tavistock Food Bank and thanked all those students, staff and parents who donated items for the bank – so much, his car was absolutely filled with goods to take to the food bank.
The fresh produce was raffled the same day at the college, with tickets sold by the Young Producers’ Co-operative in aid of their chosen charities of Farm Africa and Margaret Green Animal Rescue. The lucky winner, Mrs Greener, took home plenty of fresh vegetables, jam, bread and eggs for the weekend.