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Cash boost for ‘grow your own’ project

AN ISLAND project turning fish farm waste into wind-break fencing and vegetable- growing tunnels, has been given a £222,926 share of government funding. Tagsa Uibhist’s Grow Your Own project on Benbecula is one of the latest initiatives to benefit from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF).

The Grow Your Own food project will use its money to develop school gardens and create more growing hubs out in the community. Two new polycrubs made out of fish farm waste materials will be set up at Sollas at the Old School community centre and at Lochboisdale in Kenneth Drive. The fish feed pipes will be bent into arches as part of the poly-tunnel like structures and old fish nets will be used for fencing. Project leader Laura Donkers said this was the fourth round of CCF funding it had received and it was ‘ready to hit the ground running’ now that news of the latest money was official.

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