PUXTON Park outside Weston-super-Mare is helping to promote sustainable agriculture with an Eco Project offering schools the chance to grow their own fruit and vegetables.
The Adventure Park widely demonstrates an ongoing commitment to conservation and now it is hoping schools will also play their part in helping to protect the environment.
Through its new Eco Project, Puxton Park will give 10 local primary schools the opportunity to plant and grow fruit and vegetables in one of its fields.
By promoting sustainable agriculture and growing food in an ecologically and ethically responsible manner, pupils will be helping to protect the environment.
The scheme will also demonstrate the health benefits involved with growing crops, including decreased exposure to harmful pesticides and food additives.
Park Manager, Sarah Warren, says there are 10 school plots available within the field and she hopes the project will help pupils learn valuable skills.
She said: “We are aiming to inspire primary schools to bring food education to life and to help youngsters learn the importance of protecting the environment and sustainability.
“Our new Eco Project will not only help youngsters understand where food comes from and the progression from garden to plate, it will hopefully encourage better healthy eating habits.”
Primary schools interested in joining the project need to contact Sarah Warren and schools will be allocated a plot on a first come, first served basis.
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