Funding for the project comes from RE:ACTIVE, an initiative run by the University of Strathclyde’s Researcher Development Programme team and inspired by the Games’ legacy themes to promote collaborative research. It offered postgraduate research students and early-career research staff the chance to develop projects that will contribute to the future growth and prosperity of Glasgow and Scotland.
The project lead, Dr Kirsty Ross, a postdoctoral research associate at the Strathclyde Institute for Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences said, “Children are never too young to learn where their food comes from. By providing these trees, I hope to plant the seed of inspiration that will lead to a lifelong passion for healthy eating. As an added bonus, during the 100-year lifetime of each tree it will remove 1000kg of CO2 from the atmosphere!”
University of Strathclyde: ‘Heritage apple trees offer fruitful Games legacy for Glasgow’s nurseries’