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Adventures in compost!

23 May 2014

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences senior leaders help Garden Needs

Give and Gain Day

Delivering our social responsibility goal should be is part of everyone’s remit. To show their commitment to this the Faculty’s efforts, the Professional Support Services Leadership Team (PSSLT) took part in a Business in the Community (BITC) Give and Gain Day.

The Team got their hands well and truly dirty helping out at Garden Needs, a community wellbeing garden in Salford. It’s a social enterprise established by ‘Mind in Salford’ and ‘Social Adventures’ to provide a holistic setting for people to self-heal through peer support and a structured programme of outdoor activities.

The team tackled a host of activities throughout the day including: finishing a walkway handrail, re-homing an enormous horseradish plant, re-potting a huge amount of plants and seedlings whilst using almost an entire skip full of compost in the process and digging drainage, wedding and moving even more compost!

Rachel Brealey, Director of Faculty Operations, said: “Thankfully the weather was gorgeous and everyone agreed it was a lovely day, and that we would like to continue the relationship with Garden Needs as there are many more jobs we can help with.”

School teams within the Faculty have also been out in force including a number of School of Chemistry PSS and Technicians, who took on a gardening challenge at Urmston Meadows, part of the Mersey Valley Park.