Young people ‘transform’ allotment

18 March 2015

A group of young people from NCS volunteered at Transform Housing & Support’s allotment on Saturday 14 March.

The young people worked very hard all day to begin the allotment’s transformation which included digging over the planting areas, building raised beds, putting in a new fruit frame and installing a new composting system. The project will also include an insect hotel and the young people painted a fantastic mural on the allotment shed.

The group visited Transform in February to find out more about our work and then fundraised towards the cost of materials for the project.

Karen Forshaw, Supported Housing Worker at Transform, who runs the allotment project said:

“Our allotment gives our clients in Woking a chance to grow fruit and vegetables, learn about gardening and socialise in an outdoor setting. The new improved facilities will be a great boost that will allow more young people to get involved. We are very grateful to the young people from The Challenge for all their hard work.”

The Challenge is the charity who deliver NCS across London and Surrey, it was founded in 2009, to connect and inspire people to strengthen their communities. They bring together local people across all generations, ethnic groups and incomes to build a stronger society.

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