Funding for New Growing Project

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Two months ago People and Gardens were fortunate enough to receive some funding from The Big Lottery for our “New Growing Project”. The grant of £9,730 will go towards paying for an experienced horticultural worker to work with us for one year, assisting in our new growing programme. Other parts of the grant will be spent on compost,… Read more »


Spring has sprung

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Look what’s growing in our polytunnels! The next batch of Cornish Ketchup tomatoes are coming on nicely too….    


Ken receives the British Empire Medal

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The whole team, along with family, friends and supporters spent an amazing morning at The Eden Project on 14 March. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as Ken was awarded the British Empire Medal by Colonel Edward Bolitho, the Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall. This wonderful article on The Eden Project’s website says it all:… Read more »


Sowing the first seeds of the year

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Our seeds trays and pots have been cleaned and refilled with fresh compost and now we’re busy sowing seeds.   So far we’ve planted carrots, chillies, radishes, mizuna, baby leaf lettuce, endives and spring onions. All of which will be grown into beautiful plants for you to enjoy in your veg bags!      … Read more »


Happy New Year

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We had a wonderful start to 2014 with the news that Ken has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year 2014 Honours List.   Here is a lovely extract from the article in the Cornish Guardian: Mr Radford, who lives with wife Lorraine in Polgooth, was nominated by supporters of the scheme… Read more »


December update

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Good afternoon from our very festive nursery!   It’s a busy time of year with everyone getting ready for Christmas lunches, writing letters to Santa and packing veg bags.   At the end of November we attended the Cornwall VSF Awards at Eden. Whilst we didn’t win any of the categories the judges decided to add… Read more »


‘Tis the season….for late night shopping!

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Join us for late night shopping at the White River Place Winter Wonderland in St Austell on Tuesday 20th December. We’ll be selling Christmas decorations created by the P&G team and delicious, warming soup made by The Eden Café using the vegetables grown by us at Watering Lane Nursery. All proceeds from our stall will go… Read more »


VSF Awards nominations

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We’ve just heard that we have been nominated in three categories in the Cornwall VSF Awards 2013. They are: Best Partnership/Collaboration Best Community Based Activity Most Innovative Use Of Volunteers The Award ceremony is being held at the Eden Project on 28th November 2013. We are so excited and have our fingers crossed….


Easy fundraising

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Shop online to raise money for People & Gardens with easyfundraising.org.uk People & Gardens earns the cash donations when people register to support us and shop online through the site. It’s a really simple process, all you have to do is: Register at www.easyfundraising.org.uk When you’re asked to choose your cause, select People & Gardens…. Read more »