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Kids unveil recycled greenhouse on Stepney City Farm

PUBLISHED: 10:28 01 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:28 01 April 2013

The Plastic Bottle Greenhouse is officially open by Tower Hamlet schoolchildren at Stepney City Farm.

The Plastic Bottle Greenhouse is officially open by Tower Hamlet schoolchildren at Stepney City Farm.

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More than 2,000 plastic bottles have been turned into a greenhouse at Stepney City Farm for a project aimed at promoting environmental awareness among children.

Kids from four primary schools in Tower Hamlets collected the bottles and turned them into an eco-friendly greenhouse - with the finished product unveiled in front of 150 people.

Stepney City Farm’s environmental education project officer Hannah Leigh Mackie said: “The hope is that it will inspire kids to think about recycling and feel a good connection with the farm, and keep coming back to the farm.”

Children are now to be offered the chance to keep their fingers green during regular after school clubs on the farm, when they will sow seeds and nurture plants in the greenhouse.

Their construction was unveiled at a celebration on March 22.


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