18 September 2018

In collaboration with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, and thanks to funding from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme, a garden has been imagined and created at Harrington Nursery School in Derby.

Work started on the garden in June 2017, where the first task was to manually shift 50 tonnes of top soil onto the site. In boiling heat, residents and staff transferred the top soil in wheelbarrows.

Last week, residents got into pairs and performed a multitude of creative tasks such as building a fire pit, planting spring bulbs and placing trellises onto the fence.

Residents concentrated on their tasks, and occasionally asked Claire and Pete (Derbyshire Wildlife Trust) for advice as they progressed. They looked and operated like a professional landscaping team, which says everything about their potential to be good employees.