Ducklings Day Nursery Get Growing

‘Ducklings’ is a children’s day nursery that supplies high quality childcare to the surrounding community.  The preschool is a full time day care setting and are open 51 weeks of the year, 5 days a week from 7:30am – 6:00pm.
The nursery is based in a community building adjoining the community hall and is therefore is in an ideal location for a community based project.
Ducklings wanted to create a growing area to grow organic fruit, vegetables and flowers.  The also wantetd to use the facilities to teach young children and their parents about growing, but also to bring people together in the surrounding local rural villages and implement a programme for the community that provides social, environmental, health and economic benefits for everyone.
The nursery applied to Get Growing for funding for the installation of a small polytunnel, rasied beds, a storage shed and a new slabbed surface for the growing area.
The project was completed in September 2013.

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