The Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service has awarded the environmentally friendly Kenwick Park Golf Club a £10,000 grant from their sustainable development fund. As a result of this grant, the club is now able to recycle both grass cuttings and autumn leaf fall into tonnes of rich organic compost.
The grant provided a substantial contribution towards the £29,000 invested by the Club in the project to date. The remaining funds came from events organised by the Environmental Panel, prize money from two recent environmental awards and investment by the Club.
As the funds were raised, a composting area with a hardcore base was created. This was followed by the purchase of a Sam 5 Bio-Chopper-Mixer in November last year. This machine is specifically designed to process and pulverise organic products. Recently it was put to good use recycling Christmas trees from the members.
Martyn Gardiner, chairman of the panel said, “Environmental considerations mean that all green waste on the course must be conveyed to a central point for composting. Grass cuttings from the greens, fairways and the rough added to the autumn leaf fall, amount to many tonnes.
“In the coming months, the Environmental Panel in conjunction with the Course Manager, Geoff Henderson, will be undertaking trials to establish the best “mix” to provide a rich organic medium to spread on the golf course.”
Kenwick Park Golf Club is set in historic parkland in the Lincolnshire Wolds area of outstanding natural beauty.