Pocket pic­nic gar­den comp

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

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.

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