LILLIESLEAF PUPILS DIG VILLAGE’S SENIOR CITIZENS

At the garden centre are, from left, Molly MacLean, Trinity Hill, Sean Renwick, Amber Gilmour and Keely Womack; back, Cal Gowdy, Kate Arnott and Harris Macdonell
At the garden centre are, from left, Molly MacLean, Trinity Hill, Sean Renwick, Amber Gilmour and Keely Womack; back, Cal Gowdy, Kate Arnott and Harris Macdonell
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Rotakids from Lilliesleaf Primary School are aiming to feed the world — well at least the world of the senior citizens in the village.

As one of their projects, the group, sponsored by Selkirk Rotarians, is planning to make good use of the school’s garden and dig for school funds. Their plan is to grow and sell vegetables at the school fair and also deliver fresh produce to village pensioners.

In preparation for this, Rotary organised a visit to Milestone Garden Centre at Newtown St Boswells to find out first-hand about plants, seeds, fertilisers and pesticides. The centre donated packets of seeds to the Rotakids.

Plant manager Cal Gowdy showed the Rotakids around, together with Rotarians John Pack and Herbert Chatters who are involved with the group’s activities.

Rotakids meet each month at the school with their Rotary mentors to plan and deliver the group’s activities. Another project is the collection of plastic milk container tops, funds from which will be donated to local causes.