8 - 13 May 2006

Cambridgeshire is one of the leading counties in Britain for recycling and composting. Cambridgeshire County Council together with Garden Organic (formerly HDRA) have recruited and trained over 250 Master Composters since 2001

Throughout Compost Awareness week, some of the people and places that are examples of composting excellence in the County, opened their doors to visitors. As part of this, Gina led community based workshops to design banners to be flown at six of these "Compost Flagships." Following each of the six workshops, Gina took the designs and translated them into appliqued and stitched flags, which were displayed during special events at each of the six sites.

Although linked in colour and size etc each flag had its own unique identy which emerged during the workshops.

The Anglesey Abbey flag was designed by teenagers from the Ideal Classroom based at Impington Village College.
Anglesey Abbey is a National Trust house set in 98 acres of grounds consisting of beautiful formal and informal gardens.

Anglesey Abbey
Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge, CB5 9EJ
01223 810085

The flag flown at Cambridge Botanic Gardens was designed by year 5 children from Park Street School, Cambridge. The Botanic Gardens is home to one of the widest range of composting systems on display in Cambridgeshire.

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Botanic Gardens

The flag flown at "Branching Out" in Littleport was designed by students at the centre. Branching Out provides vocational and life skills, training courses and work experience in woodwork, horticulture, retail, I.T. and recycling. The children from Glebe School, Goose Club (an after school club) in the village of Girton, north of Cambridge designed the flag flown at the Girton Allotments.The Girton Allotments Committee have set up a communal composting facility on the allotment site.
RFET Hunts and Fens, based at Huntingdon Regional College was another Flagship site. RFET is a charitable organisation working supportively with adults who have short term or enduring mental health problems. Members of the Garden Maintenance Team, the Horticultural section and Recycling designed this Flag. Children from Nene Infant school, Wisbech designed the flag flown at Peckover House, Wisbech.
Peckover House is a National Trust property with a small walled town Garden

Peckover House
North Brink, Wisbech, Cambs, PE13 1JR
01945 583463