Green Shoots initiative lands Rotary cheque for £400
OBAN Rotary Club agreed to support a very green initiative after granting a £400 cheque to a community garden.
Rotary president Graham Fraser presented Green Shoots co- ordinators John and Catriona Petit with the cheque in support of the scheme. Hope 2 Oban’s Green Shoots initiative, which comprises a substantial walled garden area within the grounds of Glencruitten Estate, is accessed by a wide variety of people from the local community learning not only horticultural skills but the confidence to interact with other groups and individuals.
In an average week, 40 to 60 people access the garden as individuals or part of groups and open garden sessions are held monthly when locally-grown produce is made available to the public.
The Rockfield Centre is to make use of the facilities available for the benefit of primary school children with significant learning and/or physical disabilities.
Rotarians Graham Fraser, right, and Ken Oxland, left, present a cheque to Catriona and John Petit.