2 September 2020

Bannockburn House Trust has gifted a train planter to local tots to help teach them about growing their own food and plants.

The train planterThe quirky garden gift will be used by the team at Bannockburn Nursery in their outdoor lessons.

Ross Caldwell, Events Manager and Volunteer Coordinator for Bannockburn House said: “The nursery spotted our climate change project and reached out to us to see if we could work with them to help the children learn about growing.

“We were more than happy to help and our volunteers got to work using old wood laying around the estate to create a fun railway planter which the nursery can use to teach children about food production and have access to some tasty and healthy vegetables.”

The children were delighted to see the planter on their return to nursery after the summer break.

Ross and ClareClare Baxter, lead practitioner for outside space at Bannockburn Nursery, said: “We’re very grateful for the fantastic new planter that has been provided by Bannockburn House. This partnership will push forward our own climate conversations. We can work with our children and families to show how rewarding it is to grow our own fruit and vegetables, while doing our bit for the climate emergency, which is top of the agenda for the council as a whole. One of our children said: ‘It’s very cool’, while another said: ‘It’s like my sunflowers that grow at home.’”

Bannockburn House Trust has recently invested in woodworking equipment and is keen to make more planters for local causes. If you are interested in volunteering on projects such as this please contact [email protected]