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Porthtowan community garden gets cash boost

By WBEsme  |  Posted: March 14, 2014

  • Finian Russell from Porthtowan making wild-flower seed bombs.

  • wild-flower seed bombs ready for bombing.

  • Mount Pleasant Eco Park's bug hotel.

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A PORTHTOWAN environmental park has raised more than £350 for its community garden though a green fingered event.

The Mount Pleasant Eco Park attracted hundreds of visitors to its gardening and wildlife habitat building day.

Young and old enthusiasts came together to make wild-flower bombs out of seeds and mud and a bug hotel from old twigs and industrial pallets.

A gig, which featured artists, North-Eastern Swing, Rob Heron and the Teapad Orchestra, DJ Karmaloji and The Reverend Al Bean and the Bearded Time Traveller, concluded the event.

Matty Cottrell-Jury, a member of the community garden, said: “Thanks to all the people who came and supported our project and to all those who put in time and effort to made it a great event!

“These vital funds will go towards setting up a drip irrigation system in our poly-tunnel, which will make the most efficient use of our rainwater harvesting.

“We would also like to get a better propagation area built to get our early seedlings off to the best possible start.”

The community garden is a self-funded local project which provides a plot of communal land for people to learn about organic growing techniques.

Members meet every second Sunday of the month from 10am.

For more information, visit www.mpecopark.co.uk, call the Eco Park office on 01209 891500, or email Matty at mattycj@hotmail.com.

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