Latest News | 11 April 2022

Bondholder votes would mean the earth to social project

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A project devised by Down to Earth to create a compost and gardening club has been shortlisted for an award, which could result in a £20,000 boost.

Down to Earth(worm) Derby would see food waste from across the city turned into compost, which would be used to grow fruit and vegetables at community gardens in the city centre.

According to Down to Earth, the project would reduce Derby’s greenhouse gas emissions, divert local food waste from landfill and create healthy nutritious compost to share with the community.

The scheme has now been shortlisted for a Gold Award in a competition run by Severn Trent Water.

It is among a number of projects shortlisted, which have now been put to a public vote.

If successful, the Derby scheme would receive £20,000 from Severn Trent’s Community Fund.

Down to Earth, which is a social project that operates allotments to raise awareness of the benefits of growing your own produce, is now calling on fellow Marketing Derby Bondholders to vote for their scheme.

To watch a video explaining more about Down to Earth’s scheme click here.

To vote for the compost club initiative click here.

The aim of Down to Earth is to create agricultural focused green spaces, combining educational, social and public spaces, to showcase how food can be grown through innovative, sustainable and traditional methods.

Bondholders can find out more about the organisation at a special showcase event, which is set to take place at The Chocolate Factory, in Derby, on Tuesday, 19 April.

At the event, Jamie Quince-Starkey, founder of Down to Earth, will share his plans for his nature-based regeneration vision for Derby, and beyond.

The special guest will be Sir Tim Smit KBE, co-founder of The Eden Project, in Cornwall, who will talk about why he is a champion and enthusiastic supporter of Down to Earth.

For more information and to book your place please click here.

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