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Primary School Children to get Growing in ‘Purple Potato Project’

We’ve partnered with local social enterprise Kinder Garden Cooks and Patch Seed Potatoes to join with schools across the Lisburn area encouraging P1 children to get growing.

The ‘Purple Potato Project’ saw 280 P1 pupils receive a bag of our New Leaf Compost as well as a newly-bred purple seed potato from Patch Seed Potatoes.

The compost received will enable children to continue learning about growing despite the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.

All materials required to take part in the Purple Potato Project were provided with the seed potatoes suitable for planting straight into the compost bags and placed outside – making it accessible for all.

We are proud of our community roots at New Leaf Compost so it’s particularly rewarding to know that our compost is being used to provide children with some fun and enjoyment during these very difficult times.

What’s more is that the compost the children will use was generated utilising food and garden waste collected from the very communities the schools are located in.

Sharon McMaster, who runs Kinder Garden Cooks said, “it is great to be able to launch this initiative with schools where we would normally be running our gardening clubs. The ‘Purple Potato Project’ is just one of our ideas as we seek to continue supporting schools and their teachers with horticultural know how and opportunities.”

We’re proud to have once again supported Kinder Garden Cooks in their fantastic initiative and are pleased New Leaf Compost can help bring a little normality back to these children.

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