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Compost offer for Lochcarron vegetable growers as part of Covid-19 support fund

By Hector MacKenzie

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Lochcarron aims to build community resilience.
Lochcarron aims to build community resilience.

VEGETABLE growers in a Wester Ross community are being offered peat-free compost as part of a wider scheme to counteract the impact of Covid-19.

The Lochcarron Community Development Company says the peat is free to anyone growing vegetables.

It's currently in bulk bags and the group is on the lookout for someone to put it into 25kg bags and deliver locally to households. It is prepared to pay expenses.

It is also looking for a central location in the village to act as a venue for a book and plant exchange and a volunteer to look after the plants. It would also be a place where people can bring along spare seed trays and plant pots, it says.

A Lochcarron Covid19 Community Support Fund meanwhile aims to provide food vouchers and food boxes to those struggling to make ends meet. It aims to help those awaiting payments from government, furloughed workers, self-employed workers, those who have lost their job, anyone whose primary income has been compromised and anyone enduring hardship caused by Covid-19. Wood fuel vouchers also available.

The fund will also help with travel expenses and hand sanitisers for people delivering basic food items to those suffering hardship and self-isolating and the more vulnerable members of the community.

It also offers the loan of some IT equipment for those home schooling.

The group can be contacted by email at covid19lcdc@gmail.com or 01520 722987

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