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Feedback from the US

“I keep thinking I don’t need any more tools but I always find one when I have a few extra dollars, and I love them like pets.  Even if all the claims made about them are not true, it makes a huge difference to me to be using a tool of such beauty, made by hand and with “history” you might say, and with that attitude it seems everything in the garden thrives.”

from an email from customer Kathryn, contemplating her next order. The exchange rate is good for US customers at the moment, by the way!

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Next Christmas Gift nomination

Kiveton Park and Wales CDT gardening group

 

Here is what nominator Bridget has to say about it:

“In 1997 the coal mine in Kiveton Park and Wales was closed with a loss of 1000 jobs. This was devastating for our village. The Community Development Trust was set up, based in the old colliery offices, to help the community get back on its feet. We helped people search for jobs and provided training to help them increase their employment skills.

“Nineteen years later the village has largely recovered. There are new housing estates and the population has risen to 11,000 but there are still pockets of serious deprivation. We are a proud lot and we want to bring back the pride in our village and community spirit that we used to have. We are starting a gardening group which will maintain the public spaces and will ‘green up’ the whole village.

“We haven’t started yet so we don’t have any pictures of us at work but here is a picture of the old colliery office with the expanse of lawn in front. Wait and see what it’ll look like in the future!”

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Christmas is coming …

… and that means it is the time of the Implementations Christmas Gift. Each year we ask our customers to nominate a charity or community venture that they think would benefit from a gift of £120 worth of our tools.

Here is this year’s first nomination: http://www.moulsecoombforestgarden.org/

Customer Lyndsey says:  “I would like to nominate the Moulsecoomb Forest Garden in Brighton, a project which teaches gardening skills to kids struggling at school (over 50 kids each week) and to people with learning difficulties.”