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The Shaw Trust project at Newton Park East, HA2 9DX
Official Opening on 31st August 2011
The Mayor of Harrow opened the Shaw Trust’s new horticultural project on Newton Park East allotments, formerly the site of the old Earth Project. The Trust was one of three strong bids for this important community resource, and it will continue the work of the Earth Project which was opened in 2007 by the Countess of Wessex.
Diana Dolman, our Harrow in Leaf representative for Headstone Allotment and Garden Association, was invited to attend the opening on our behalf...
“Three weeks earlier, it had been a wilderness after its period of abandonment, and they had all worked very hard to get it usable. By the day of the opening, the earth had been cleared and prepared for cultivation and crops were already growing in raised beds with other plants in the polytunnel. We were shown round by some of the students, who were justifiably proud of their achievements. We were impressed by the difference between the ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos on display in the classrooms.”
The Shaw Trust
The Shaw Trust is a horticultural charity that provides opportunities and training for those with learning disabilities and for the disadvantaged, running over 100 projects across the UK. The students not only learn about horticulture and healthy eating but also acquire skills for employment, and will grow crops for the Shaw Trust’s café in Richards Close, Harrow.
About the site
It is hoped to develop the area further with nature trails and information leaflets.
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