Willow Hey project and the Women of Cawder Estate

An early start to the day this morning, me and Landrover Dave left my house at eight oclock and went on a none consumerist spending spree, we spent almost £200 in less that fifteen minutes and not a designer item in sight, the bulk of the money was spent on gardening resources and tools for both the Willow Hey site and for our new growers on the Cawder housing estate. We began our work on site, planting on tomatoes and peppers which we had picked up at a knock down price as part of our earlier shopping spree.

Big up the Princes Trust team!

A group of young people working their way through the Princes trust program chose to carry out their work placement on our site, which has been great for us hooking up with people in our area, and also their invaluable insistence and input into our project, they have made a wildlife Pond for the site, and have added colourful artistic touches round the site, and have also made a few signs that were hand painted on wood. once again a huge thank you to the Princes Trust for all of your help and creativity.

Cawder Women going for it!

Our work in the early afteroon was a visit to the local Cawder estate to drop some gardening resources off at houses of people who have taken up our offer of supporting them to grow their own food at home, when we arrived at the estate we could hear laughter coming from one of the back gardens, the garden in question belonged to Terri one of our growers who was chatting and chilling out with four of her mates from the estate. One of the women then took me to meet two women on the estate who were interested in growing food in their gardens. So we now have seven families on the estate who we will be supporting in their food growing adventure. Many of the women on Cawder estate are keen to get their kids eating fresh home grown fruit and veg, this shows in the number of women who have come forward in the last week or so, some are also interested in using parts of the green spaces on the estate to grow produce, so exciting times ahead and as the saying goes, onwards and Upwards!

 

 

 

Steve

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