The visitors at the Red Door drop-in centre for homeless and vulnerable people in Bury have been busy transforming their overgrown yard into a fantastic growing space for fruit, vegetables and flowers to grow this summer. The project started off as a mass of shrubbery and trees that had been neglected for years but now, with the help of social enterprise Sow the City, we have created some wonderful raised beds, and are learning how easy and calming it can be to get out in the fresh air and grow our own food.
One of our visitors, who has helped out with the project, says “The yard project has already come a long way. I’ve helped with the building and planting. I’m really looking forward to spending more time outside and being able to eat the strawberries we’ve grown.”
Our wonderful project would not have been possible without generous donations from Tesco’s Bags of Help, Bury Council’s Pitch Funding and the Gannett Foundation at Bury Times. We are really looking forward to having a fantastic growing season in our yard.
If you would like to help with any donations towards the Red Door project we are always very grateful for every penny we get.