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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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Advice for a greener garden Having a day in the garden is one thing, but growing spaces need regular nurturing. It all depends on what you plant, of course! We work with disadvantaged communities to help them establish green areas where they can conserve nature, grow food and protect wildlife. There’s a lot of groundwork …

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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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