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Creating the blooming best school gardens with New Leaf Compost

New Leaf Compost has partnered with Mid and East Antrim Council to provide schools from across the Borough with our organic high-quality compost.

This will help schools get ready for the Mid and East Antrim’s in Bloom ‘Best School Gardening Project’ competition where we’ll see the creative ways schools use our compost throughout the year. 

Contributing in tangible ways to our local community is an incredibly important aspect of our ethos at New Leaf Compost and we are proud to be able to share the many benefits that gardening and horticultural therapy can offer.

We believe that demonstrating these benefits at a young age can unlock talents and interests for children which they mightn’t have realised they had and we’re proud to be a part of that. 

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Cllr Peter Johnston, said:

“This year, maybe more than any other, has emphasised the vital role that gardens and outdoor spaces played – and continue to play – in the physical and mental health and wellbeing of the nation during lockdown and restrictions.

“School gardening specifically can play a key part in stress reduction, socialising with friends, boosting biodiversity, and creating a beautiful space, not only for their school, but for the whole community.”

We look forward to seeing these wonderful projects come to life in the next couple of months and wish all schools the best of luck in the ‘Best School Garden Project’ competition.


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