On Wednesday 23rd April members of the Rotary Club of Rochdale along with friends from other clubs met at Rochdale Fire Station for the launch of their newly designed Urban Farm Cassette Planters.
They were joined by the Mayor of Rochdale Councillor Peter Rush, who is a member of Heywood Club.
Their Urban Farm project has been highly successful in Kenya and Bangladesh as well as with local schools and community groups around the Rochdale area where groups have installed "hanging gardens" comprising of plastic carrier bags (planted with a range of produce) hanging from frames, poles and even clothes lines in areas where traditional planting would be impossible.
The new scheme incorporates fabric slings supported on a purpose made frame and the planting bags are placed within these.
This is such an innovative design that the club now hopes to market it to a much wider audience, including commercial enterprises using the Rotary branding to further the Rotary image.