The project here involves the residents of the Dairy House, a rural homeless shelter where support is given to those struggling with addiction and circumstances. The residents help out in the market garden with all sorts of tasks and over twelve weeks, find themselves back on a path to recovery.
The flowers are sold on a subscription or one-off basis and are very popular during the growing season. As we get into October, the fresh flowers will be less available and more emphasis placed on dried flowers and wreaths.
The bean supports in the background here were put together by a former resident with no training who figured out a way to get the supports to fit without any nails or connecting material. It is self-supporting and not only that was made entirely from Willow grown onsite.
Kale and Cavolo Nero
We have been volunteering on Friday mornings and it has been a real treat for us. We even helped out on their market stall one week when the regular person was not available.