Grow­ing re­spect for­t­act gar­den

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Tact Healthy Park has scooped a dis­cre­tionary award from Bloom­ing Bri­tain.

They won be­cause of their work to­wards pre­vent­ing cli­mate change.

Their nom­i­na­tion, made by Bon­nie Blan­tyre, was ti­tled ‘We Don’t Say Naw To Any­thing’ be­cause the vol­un­teers re­use and re­cy­cle al­most ev­ery­thing.

Tact spokesper­son Su­san Lind­ner said: “Es­tab­lished in 2009, the amaz­ing bunch of vol­un­teers gar­den on a shoe­string and these meth­ods mean that they save the planet along the way with their thrifti­ness.

“They take cut­tings, gather seeds, re­use ev­ery­thing they can in­clud­ing tubs and bas­kets, com­post, gather rain wa­ter.

“If some­thing can have an­other go at life, they’ll give it a bash. A mas­sive achieve­ment for the lovely vol­un­teers.”

Blan­tyre’s Friends of the Calder group en­tered the ‘Its Your Neigh­bour­hood’ scheme for the se­cond year run­ning.

They are de­lighted to have pro­gressed to level three and are now deemed to be ‘ad­vanc­ing’.

Bon­nie Blan­tyre were re­cently given a sil­ver gilt award by Beau­ti­ful Scot­land for their com­mu­nity ef­fort.

Dr Lind­ner said: “2018 has been a won­der­ful year for com­mu­nity spirit and 2019 prom­ises to be as good if not bet­ter.”

Vol­un­teers Don­ald David­son, Mary Cowan, Mary Ir­win and Pat Ir­win

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