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Prisoners contribute to school fair Bury Free Press Greener Growth, community group organised a garden fair at Howard Primary School with plants grown by prisoners from Highpoint Prison. The garden fair was organised to raise money to create a shaded area for the early years outdoor space at the school. Jo Metcalfe, founder of Greener …

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Greener Growth CIC – Helping People Create Food-Producing Gardens We were recently featured on the HMRC community internet companies blog! How it all began Watching People Grow as they Grow their own gardens Having been a therapist for around 25 years I wanted to find a way of delivering the methods I had developed to …

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Greener Growth Presents at the International Union For The Conservation of Nature (IUCN) On Wednesday May 2nd, Jo Metcalfe, Founder and Director of Greener Growth gave a presentation at the IUCN’s National Committee hosted by the Margaret Pyke Trust and their supporter Stephenson Harwood. The conference was titled “Nature and Human Well-Being – Scoring Common …

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Community Unites to Plant Memorial Orchard Bury Free Press Residents of the Howard Estate, in Bury St Edmunds, came together last week for the planting of 40 fruit trees in the Howard Memorial Orchard. The project, which saw families adopt a tree in memory of a loved one, was led by community interest company Greener …

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Memorial Orchard Project to set down roots A brand new orchard for one lucky community was planted last week on 19th and 21st April on the Howard Estate in Bury St Edmunds. Greener Growth are no strangers to working with community groups to create beautiful shared green space where there was once none. We are delighted to …

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Going back to basics with prisoners We created courses for our beneficiaries as many of them haven’t had the opportunity to cook fresh food, let alone learn how to budget before. An essential part of our work with prisons is to support new food-growing projects, but it’s also important to teach the prisoners how to …

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Greener Growth Garden Makeovers: The Method Our garden makeovers are different in that they offer excellent value, enhance biodiversity and are incredibly high yielding as far as produce is concerned, but also low maintenance! Seeing the potential Throughout the project we work with and emphasise the excellent principles of permaculture. But firstly we listen to what …

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Helping prison communities Our work doesn’t stop when we leave, we intend for it to have a lasting impact. For one group of people this rings particularly true. Through our work with prisons and their inmates we strive to help them not only on the prison grounds, but beyond. The benefits of horticulture are seen …

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