After a year of work, we are finally able to share with you all the fantastic work our service users and staff at CSP Horley have achieved with their allotment.
Starting with just a plot of land, and support from the “Tesco Bags of Help project”, our service users and staff have managed to transform this untamed allotment into something we can all be proud of. This project has been a great opportunity for everyone involved, allowing our service users and staff to learn new skills, improve the environment and to give something back to the community.
This project really has taken a year in the making and spans all the seasons, but despite a heatwave and rain, they have never given up. We started by clearing the allotment and placing some planters.
Our planters came from County Care’s “Furniture Project” that takes unused wood and gives it a new life by turning it into an amazing piece of furniture. We really like it when our projects work together, it lets us engage more of our service users, whilst also allowing us to give back more.
The team look rightly satisfied with their hard work after finishing the planters. Although we do find the bananas growing so soon, a little suspicious…
With our planters finished, we could finally make a start on our polytunnel, which will allow us to grow even more on our allotment. The polytunnel is also crucial to another of County Care’s projects that has our service users help to maintain a local train station. Our service users go into the train station to help clean and to help to display flowers. Flowers which will be grown right here in our very own allotment.
After a year of hard work, everyone looks very rightfully happy with what they have achieved. Well done to you all, and we look forward to seeing more of your future projects.