Gardening in schools is proving as popular as ever with over 50 entries received for the 2014 Rural Women NZ/Farmlands Garden Grants. Entries have now closed.
The eleven successful schools will be announced before the Christmas break, and they will each receive a cheque for $2000 from the proceeds of the popular Farmlands Ladies Nights.
Winners will also receive a copy of A Good Harvest – Recipes from the Gardens of Rural Women New Zealand, and 20 litres of AgriSea Foliar and Soil Nutrition.
“The money can be used by rural schools to buy equipment, seeds, trees or plants,” says Wendy McGowan, Rural Women NZ national president.
“Over the past three years we have seen more than 40 wonderful projects come to fruition, including composting systems, potting sheds and tunnel houses, orchards and vegetable gardens. One creative school even used recycled plastic bottles to build a greenhouse.”