Raasay school’s gar­den project opens

The Oban Times - - DISTRICTS -

RAASAY Pri­mary School’s all-weather gar­den­ing project was of­fi­cially opened last week by Alis­dair Brown of Keep Scot­land Beau­ti­ful’s Cli­mate Chal­lenge Fund (CCF).

The school re­ceived a £2,437 grant from CCF ear­lier this year. To­gether with £1,000 they raised lo­cally, they bought a 3m x 6m Keder Green­house to set up a com­post­ing scheme.

The chil­dren built four com­post bins and pur­chased com­post cad­dies and a hand pulled cart which they use to carry out a weekly col­lec­tion of com­postable food waste from houses near the school.

They also have a com­post­ing drop- off site in In­ver­ar­ish mean­ing more houses can take part. Com­postable food waste from Raasay Com­mu­nity Stores and Raasay House is now also re­ceived.

The open­ing of Raasay Pri­mary School’s new all-weather gar­den­ing project.

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