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FFT Board decide to employ a farmer to work with schools growing produce with pupils for their own school kitchens - working in partnership with the YMCA at Dutch Farm

We are very pleased to announce that our new farmer will begin work for FFT Schools in September 2016 - James Holland is a very experienced and passionate 'grower' - he currently supports the YMCA at their Dutch Farm Site and will effectively liaise between FFT Schools and the farm. He will deliver training and development in all aspects of growing produce for FFT Schools to be used in their school kitchens - a key element of this appointment, according to Mike Carden, FFT Business Manager, is that 'growing specific produce in schools, by children, for their school kitchens, will now be sustainable - year in and year out, James will have a blank canvas upon which he can really develop the potential of children growing produce, understanding where food comes from, harvesting for their own kitchens and then making use of the wonderful facilities at Dutch Farm - trips to the farm by school children will allow them to experience a real inner-city farm with pigs, chickens and bees - a wonderful outdoor classroom and a bread oven....' The partnership with the YMCA will allow other projects aimed at a greater understanding of homelessness and addiction to be shared with schools. Peter Boyle, from the YMCA, is and will be a key provider and supporter of this joint project with FFT - FFT is probably the only entirely 'not for profit' school meals company, owned solely by schools, that employs a 'farmer' ...
Our annual Girl's Football Competition was held this year at Norman Pannell School and the cup was won by Much Woolton Catholic Primary School - Liverpool Football Club Foundation College and Carla Lee worked really hard to make this event a great success. The Catering Team at Norman Pannell School did a great job on the BBQ for over 250 pupils and adults supported by FFT.
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