Children from St Mark’s primary school and volunteers from Emmanuel Baptist Church in Swanage, bagged up 150 sunflowers as part of The Arts Development Company’s work with Durlston Country Park.
The sunflower bags have been placed along the path from Herston to Durlston to guide people along the 1.5-mile route, which is hard to follow in places.
‘The sunflowers will bring a bright and warm feeling to passers-by who are trying to find their way,’ said Macy, aged 11.
The flowers were all grown from seeds planted earlier in the year by every child at St Mark’s, along with people in the Herston area.
The soil was donated by Eco Sustainable Solutions of Christchurch and the jute coffee sacks were given by coffee companies Lincoln & York and Masteroast.
Photo shows Taylor, age 9, helping to plant the sunflowers.
We will be revisiting this project as the sunflowers grow and we can’t wait to see the bright pathway in bloom!
Eco Goes Greener by Supplying Wood to New UK Power Plant
Waste wood from Dorset and Hampshire which was previously shipped to Sweden is now being used to power homes in the UK. Dorset-based Eco Sustainable Solutions has landed a five year contract to supply 50,000 tonnes of wood per annum to the new Margam Green wood waste plant in South Wales. The £160m biomass-to-energy plant […]
Eco helps Townsend Growers Launch Community Garden
A Dorset company has been thanked for its “fantastic support” after helping a community garden project take root. Parley-based Eco Sustainable Solutions donated more than 70 tonnes of its Eco Super Soil to Townsend Community Growers in Bournemouth. The donation allowed volunteers to create 20 raised beds on land at the back of Birch Drive […]
Community garden project takes root thanks to Eco
A community garden project is taking root in Bournemouth thanks to a generous donation from a Dorset company. Parley-based Eco Sustainable Solutions has donated 32 tonnes of its Eco Super Soil to Townsend Community Growers. The donation has allowed volunteers to create 18 raised beds on land at the back of Birch Drive which will […]