Growing respect fortact garden
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