7th September 2020

Grow for life project

Local businessman Adam Hawker has teamed up with Richard Hall, who runs the NBCA Malabar group, and SUEZ to support the ‘Grow for Life’ project, based in Malabar, Truro.

With two allotment plots where families learn to grow their own produce,  Adam was delighted when Lindsay Simpson, SUEZ’s Operations Manager for Cornwall’s household waste recycling centres, organised and delivered a variety of tools to be used by local families, who meet regularly to maintain their community allotment. Adam, who runs his own gardening business and applied for the tools, now helps to run a weekly gardening club where he hopes to inspire the next generation of gardeners.

The tools are part of the ‘Tools Shed’ initiative, a National Lottery Community funded project coordinated in Cornwall by Kevin Marsh.

‘Tools Shed’ refurbishes broken and unwanted garden tools brought to the household waste and recycling centres in the county. The initiative, in partnership with Dartmoor Prison, provides occupation and skills for offenders. The ‘new’ tools are then donated free of charge to local schools and community projects.

Lindsay said: “The original pilot scheme involved collection points at four of our household waste recycling centres based at Connon Bridge, United Mines, Launceston and Falmouth, where we have seen a huge amount of tools brought in by residents in Cornwall over the last year. It’s really great to be able to deliver the tools to Richard and finally get to see how they are making a difference to local community projects like this.”

If you are interested in finding out further details of how to join this community group project, visit the NBCA Malabar facebook page.

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