Over 30 schools took part in our Lincolnshire Schools Pumpkin Challenge this year, each tasked with the project of taking their free seeds from Original Touch and trying to grow the heaviest pumpkin. We have really enjoyed listening to news from all schools, especially those who have expanded their interest in the vegetable plot as a result of this year’s competition. Read the rest of this entry →
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Original Touch were recently contacted by television production company EndemolUK who asked us for a little help. They are creating a new show for Channel 4 and needed a little assistance with the dressing of the set. ‘The Food Show’ is to be a mixture of ”Cultural Investigation, Compelling Cooking Advice and Hot Topical Current Affairs” and is due to be aired in the Autumn. Filming has now started and to help make the set look just a little more ‘farmy’ we were asked if we would be able to supply them with some milk churns. We were only too happy to help so last week a pallet of churns were wending their way down to Hampshire to become television stars. Good luck to Endemol and to the presenter Anna Richardson, we are sure the programme will be interesting and we are all looking forward to seeing our churns on television.
We were very pleased recently to be able to supply two large water containers to a local school gardening group here in Lincolnshire. The ‘IBC’ containers each hold upto 1000-litres of water and are being used to store rainwater that is being collected from a number of areas around the school. The leaders of the gardening group were delighted receive the storage containers as they had been unable to locate a tap near to the vegetable planting area and a huge chunk of the gardening lessons was being taken upjust carrying water to the vegetable plots. This was a problem for the older children but almost impossible for the younger ones. The school was also unable to utilise a ‘standard’ water butt so these have really helped them out as well as allowing the group to be a little more green by using rainwater. Read the rest of this entry →