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Recycled Pot Meadow Project

As part of this year's Newcastle in Bloom campaign schools from all around the borough have been busy sowing seeds to create “mini meadows” in recycled pots using compost made from green waste.  Participants were initially provided with everything they needed to ‘sow and grow’ the plants in school and all pots were collected and planted together by volunteers to create a community meadow on Golf Links Walks, Chesterton, opposite Starbucks.

The project has many benefits including an amenity for local residents, businesses and passers-by and will be a way to promote recycling and horticulture, raising awareness of their importance to our environment through a series of dedicated school talks as well as the information supplied with the meadow kits and the signage at the finished display.

It has also given the community an opportunity to put their name on the landscape, whilst at the same time providing a welcome habitat for many pollinating insects and birds.

The project has been done in partnership with Balance & Beam Gymnastics, Newcastle College, Edenhurst Preparatory School and our recycling team.

Please see below a list of partners involved in the project:

Balance & Beam Gymnastics Ravensmead Primary School
Chesterton Primary School St Chad’s CE Primary School
Crackley Bank Primary School  St Giles' & St George's C of E Academy
Dove Bank Primary School  St Margaret's CE Junior School
Edenhurst Preparatory School St John Fisher Catholic College
Giggles & Wiggles Nursery  St John the Evangelist Catholic Academy
Langdale Primary School  St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
Newcastle-under-Lyme College  Sun Academy, Bradwell
Our Lady & St Werburgh’s Catholic Primary School The Coppice Academy

  Last updated 17 June 2019

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