Pocket picnic garden comp
THE environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful is searching for green-fingered, innovative young designers to take part in this year’s Design a One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden Competition. School pupils from all over Scotland are being encouraged to design a garden suitable for Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology using plants that can be eaten, that attract biodiversity and which reuse something which would otherwise have been thrown away. The winning schools will be selected by members of the Garden for Life Forum. All of the winning entries will form the main feature of the Living Garden area at the national Gar- dening Scotland event in June. Keep Scotland Beautiful is inviting schools from across the county to submit their designs no later than Friday February 10. Pupils are asked to design a colourful and exciting pallet sized garden which explores plant and food heritage.
Eve Keepax, food and environment officer at Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: ‘ We’re delighted to be running the One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden Competition for a second year following the success of last year’s competition, which attracted almost 100 entries. This is a practical and fun way for young people to use their skills and utilise their knowledge in growing food sustainably, which is central to a low- carbon future.’
Further information about the competition can be found at:www.keep scotland beautiful.org/pocketgarden.