Compost aids Sidmouth school gardening club blossom

PUBLISHED: 13:08 11 March 2011

The Little Rotters gardening club at All Saints school in Sidmouth. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shs 1007-10-11SH

The Little Rotters gardening club at All Saints school in Sidmouth. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shs 1007-10-11SH

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Pupils at All Saints Infants School, Sidmouth, are developing great gardening skills using compost from Otter Rotters

YOUNGSTERS from All Saints Infants School, Sidmouth, are developing great gardening skills.

The school’s Little Rotters gardening club is making good use of grass cuttings people put out for Otter Rotters once it is composted, as it is perfect for their wildlife garden and vegetable beds the children have created.

Making another delivery of compost this week to the school, Mandy Jennings of Otter Rotters said: “We are delighted to see the children have designed and developed such a lovely space.

“It is encouraging to thing their neigbours in Sidmouth and the surrounding areas, by using the Garden Collection Scheme, have helped make this such a success for the children.”

She showed the young gardeners how compost is made and helped with their own compost heap.

“We look forward to visiting again later in the year to see what they have grown in their raised beds,” Mandy added.

*Otter Rotters is a not-for-profit community enterprise and any school or community group can request donations of compost or help with their growing projects by calling 07837 477050 or visiting www.otterrotters.co.uk. Otter Rotter’s activities are made possible by the involvement of volunteers and if you would like to volunteer they’d be delighted to hear from you.


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