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The Implementations Christmas Gift

Now in its third year, the gift is £120 worth of our tools.

Each year we ask our customers to nominate a local charity or community venture who they feel would make good use of the tools. This year’s first nomination is the Easton Community Garden in Bristol.

easton community garden

The second nomination is Gerddi Bro Ddyfi Gardens in mid-Wales. They haven’t got a website, so the link is to their Facebook page. They provide and promote a therapeutic community garden for all people in the Bro Ddyfi area, especially those at risk of social exclusion.

Nomination number three is the Glastonbury Healing Gardens, also with a Facebook page rather than a website.

glastonbury healing garden

Healing Gardens Cooperative is homed in the grounds of Healing Waters Sanctuary in Glastonbury. They currently have around 30 members who all benefit from the produce that they jointly grow in this community garden. They are committed to healthy living and growing in a way that does not cause harm, working in harmony with the land, the seasons and each other.

Nomination number four is Lower Shaw Farm, a suburban co-operative in Swindon in Wiltshire. They describe themselves as a 3-acre oasis in an area of suburban development. It is run as a co-operative by residents Andrea, Matt, and a phenomenal team of helpers from near and far. Its outbuildings have been converted to meeting rooms, dormitories, and workshops. With its large vegetable, herb, and flower gardens, its shrubs and trees, its puddles and ponds, hens and ducks, black and white sheep, friendly pigs, and unspoilt areas for play and exploration.

lower shaw farm

Sounds worth a visit!

Candidate number five is Tuppenny Barn Organics, a not-for-profit organic smallholding and education centre in Sussex.

tuppenny barn

Their aim is to grow high-quality affordable produce to their local community, and to spread the word about how they do it.

Nomination number six for the Implementations Christmas Gift is the Corpus Christi Garden in Brixton in London, used by both the church and adjoining Primary School. It was taken over by Daisy Garnett and her husband last year, and now instead of a rubbish tip it is an English cottage-style garden with borders, fruit trees and walkways, managed by Daisy and maintained by volunteers including children from the school.

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