Community garden is a flowering enterprise
A DEDICATED group of green-fingered volunteers came out in force to help complete a gardening project at a sheltered acoommodation scheme in Lutterworth.
Students from Lutterworth College’s Enterprise Centre have been teaming up with the Rotary Club of Lutterworth for several years on a number of gardening projects in the town in Church Close and, most recently, at Hazeland Court.
Seven Locks Housing, which owns Hazeland Court, donated a portion of the garden to be used for practical lessons for Enterprise Centre students.
Elaine Turner, from the Rotary Club of Lutterworth, said: “One half of this patch is now a respectable vegetable and flower garden – but the other half was a shrubbery with weeds rapidly overtaking it.
“A request for other Rotarians to help clear the weeds resulted in ten members offering their help.”
Mrs Turner said Lutterworth firm Totally Trees donated hundreds of pounds worth of wood chip mulch to the project for free – and even delivered it to the site so it could be spread.
She added: “The students have worked very hard with the Rotary Club, this latest effort by the Rotary members was a one-off to get the second half of the area sorted out.”
Mrs Turner said one of the Enterprise students, Matt Copley, had been involved with the project for some time and was now working as a trainee chef.
She added: “It teaches the students new skills and they find it very useful.”
The Rotary Club is now appealing to anyone who can donate some coloured shrubs to help complete the garden area.
Anyone who can help is asked to phone Mrs Turner on 01455 553425.
Mrs Turner said: “I’d like to say a sincere thank-you to everyone who helped.”
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