Greenfinger’s help the local community to grow

12th Mar 2020

Greenfingers consistently support the communities they work in to help improve local outdoor places. Recently they teamed up with residents from Allenton and Alvaston to clear up a community garden. The garden had become overgrown and vandalised due to being uncared for over the past years. The local residents asked to adopt the land from their housing provider to create a safe space for the community, to get together and teach children how to grow their own fruit and vegetables.

Steve Higginbottom, Managing Director from Greenfingers, commented: “When we heard about this project, we couldn’t wait to get involved. Providing the labour, gardening equipment, cleaning up the land as well as strimming and cutting the hedges of the overgrown area it was the least we could do.”

The torrential weather did not dampen spirits and all the volunteers mucked in and enjoyed themselves. Alvaston Fish Bar and Tesco kept everyone’s energy up by kindly donating lunch and drinks, a great treat for all the hard work.

Claire Briggs, Neighbourhood Officer from Alvaston, Allenton and Wilmorton, and Danny Giles, Move Mentor from Parks & Healthy Living supported and inspired the group of volunteers to come together and improve their local community. The group will meet again during the Easter Half Term to begin planting the fruit and vegetables.

Claire Briggs, Neighbour Office will be working with the local residents to put an application for a funding bid for a community bench and a Perspex green house, so the residents can continue to grow the community garden together. We can’t wait to see the garden flourish.

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