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All Weather Gardening for Raasay Primary

We were honoured to officially open the Raasay Primary School and Nursery All Weather Gardening Project

Raasay Primary School and Nursery All Weather Gardening Project was officially opened last week by Alisdair Brown, one of our Climate Challenge Fund Development Officers.

Raasay Primary was awarded a grant of £2,437 from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund, which combined with £1,000 that they raised locally, enabled them to purchase a Keder Greenhouse and set up a local composting scheme.

Pupils have built four compost bins, purchased compost caddies and a hand pulled cart. They now carry out a weekly collection of compostable food waste from the houses near to the school. The project also has a composting drop off site in Inverarish and they receive compostable food waste from the Raasay Community Stores and Raasay House.

So far the project has collected over 700kg of food waste and pupils are planning what they will grow in the polytunnel.

The pupils are continually monitoring the reduction in carbon emissions that their composting scheme and home grown produce will create. They will share this with the community to pass on their message: Compost local, grow local, eat local and make a global difference!

You can find out more about the Raasay Primary School and Nursery All Weather Gardening Project through their presentation slides.

The Climate Challenge Fund is a Scottish Government grant programme that we manage and administer.  We provide support, resources and training and organise events to support community groups taking action on climate change.

11 November 2016

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