THERE has been an enthusiastic response from students and teachers taking part in the campaign ‘100 vegetable gardens for schools of Cyprus’, organisers said yesterday.
With the start of the new school year, and following the success of the first part of the Pancyprian campaign, the companies PremierShukuroglou, Solomou Nurseries and Elysee Irrigation said they would continue to offer for free, all the materials and equipment needed to create organic vegetable gardens in schools.
The campaign is being organised within the framework of the corporate social responsibility of the three companies and is supported by the education ministry, and the commissioner for the environment.
Since the new school year began, over 100 educational institutions from all districts have shown an interest in participating.
The three companies have now decided to stage a competition and will award a prize to the best vegetable garden. All schools can take part in the competition by posting photos of the vegetable gardens they have made at the link goo.gl/IkI0Gw on Facebook, by December 1.