Allsorts Preschool Garden Project get composting with a grant from the Reduce, Reuse, Recycling Fund
Allsorts Preschool are one of the groups who have been awarded a grant through the Reduce, Reuse, Recycling Fund run by Veolia, (Nottinghamshire County Council’s waste contractor).
The Garden Project encourages very young children and their families to plant and grow fruits and vegetables and then recycle their green waste by composting and using the compost to improve the soil in the Preschool edible garden.
Allsorts Preschool in Ashfield were granted £650 to support the set up of their garden and composting area for the children, parents and the local community to recycle and reuse everyday materials.
Allsorts garden produce in childs wheelbarrow
Allsorts children picking homegrown strawberries
Allsorts healthy homegrown snacks
The Reduce, Reuse, Recycling Fund is designed to support projects that inspire people to think differently about waste and resources. The Fund offers grants of up to £1,000 to groups, schools and charities who are committed to helping Nottinghamshire to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Apply online before the 28th September
Allsorts Preschool Garden Project encourages the children to grow fruits and vegetables which become part of their daily snack, and are also used in baking sessions and for sensory play. Any excess produce is given to the children to take home and eat with their families, encouraging healthy eating.
Seeds and cuttings are collected at the end of the season for use the following year and old plants are added to the compost bin. The Preschool reuse and repurpose materials in the garden such as plastic drink bottles becoming plant holders and outgrown children’s wellington boots and tyres becoming planters for herbs. These activities are supported by rain water collected in the onsite water butt.
Applications are considered annually the next deadline is the 28th September 2020, the grant information leaflet, application form, terms and conditions and examples of past projects can all be found on the Veolia website: www.veolia.co.uk/nottinghamshire/reduce-reuse-recycling-fund. Please call 0203 567 4391 or email [email protected] for further information.