Creating a butterfly and bee friendly garden at a Dorset playgroup is proving to be childs play thanks to the generosity of an organics recycling firm.
It will be used by the group and its 90 children, aged three and four, to create pollination friendly tubs and planters.
Helen Dow, Owner and Manager of Chewton Common Playgroup, said: “This is an incredibly generous donation by Eco and we’re very grateful.
“Apart from creating tubs and planters using the Eco soil and donated old tyres, we are encouraging parents to take home a planter and act as a guardian for pollinators.
“It’s a great initiative and the children will have a lot of fun planting out a range of flowers from primroses and buddleias to even fruit trees.”
Alison Brencher, Eco’s Office Manager, said: “We receive a lot of requests to donate soil and compost and always try to assist, wherever possible.
“The Polli-nation project struck us a particularly good cause and we were only too happy to help out.”
Note to journalists:
Eco Sustainable Solutions was founded in 1993 and now employs 34 people with an annual turnover of £12 million. The company, based at Parley in Dorset, annually processes 150,000 tonnes of material at Parley, the UK’s leading purpose-built site for organics recycling and renewable energy. End products include enriched topsoil, compost and woodchip. Eco currently handles 250,000 tonnes of organic material each year across four facilities, including its highly successful anaerobic digestion (AD) plant at Piddlehinton near Dorchester.
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