Growing Together Project
Our growing together project, which was funded through the Big Lottery Fund added a composter and a grow-dome to our environmental zone!
As an organisation we now have the capacity to compost all of our food waste, whereas before we couldn’t meet demand and contributed a great amount of food waste to landfill.
The grow-dome and surrounding raised beds have been a huge hit with our visitors both young and old. Schools and Youth groups have enjoyed the smelly compost and getting to plant their own seeds whilst learning throughout. Our onsite Adult Day care have also utilised the dome and raised flower beds to grow vegetables and herbs. We have gained some wonderful senior volunteers who know more about growing and gardening than we do!
Even SHARE staff got involved in our “Plant A Tree Scheme” where we added an additional 100 tree’s to the SHARE site thanks to The Woodland Trust.
The Bee Aware Project
Earlier in the summer SHARE received funding from the Department of Communities and ran three projects; My Place, Carrosyl Community Survey and the Bee Aware Project. The Bee Aware Project worked with local schools to raise awareness about the plight of the honey bee.
Pupils learnt about how important the honey bee is to our local environment and then created a giant bee to decorate their school grounds with. As the summer draws to a close and the weather starts to get colder, honey bees will form their winter clusters and disappear for the colder winter months, but some very creative honey bees remain visible around the county!