School garden club takes root thanks to Eco donation

Super donation: Eco's Charlotte Haswell (right) and Anna Weston, Winton Primary School's Green Coordinator, with reception pupils from 'Plum' class.

Super donation: Eco’s Charlotte Haswell (right) and Anna Weston, Winton Primary School’s Green Coordinator, with reception pupils from ‘Plum’ class.

Big-hearted bosses at a recycling company have helped a garden club take root at a Bournemouth school.

Parley-based Eco Sustainable Solutions has donated two tonnes of its Super Soil product to Winton Primary School.

The soil is to be used by reception pupils in the school’s garden club to grow flowers and vegetables.

It was presented to teaching assistant Anna Weston, the school’s Green Coordinator, by Charlotte Haswell, Eco’s Business Account Handler.

Charlotte said: “Schools and community groups are often in touch with us and, wherever possible, we will do our best to assist.

“It’s great that we’re able to play our part in encouraging young children to become the gardeners of the future.”

Anna Weston praised Eco’s generosity adding: “Thanks to this donation, we can deliver our outdoor education across the school and hopefully have a bumper vegetable harvest before the summer holidays!”

Note to journalists:

Eco Sustainable Solutions was founded in 1993 and now employs 46 people with an annual turnover of £11 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. A recent extension to the company’s core business is energy generation through both an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant and a solar farm. In addition, the company has received planning consent to build a biomass to energy plant.

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