Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Back to the Kennyhill Allotments


About 40-something folk from my office went along to the Kennyhill Allotments in Riddrie, Glasgow; to continue our commitment to give something back to our local communities.

I volunteered to organise the visit... and, as before, found the whole experience very rewarding. I am sunburnt and sore... but very happy.

There was plenty for us to do:
  • Plant wildflowers & shrubs
  • Build 6 raised beds then fill them with soil/compost
  • Dig out a section within their polytunnel, edge it then fill it with soil/compost
  • Plant flowers for the pond
Everyone was kept productively busy and everyone left with the satisfaction of a job well done.

Lunch was provided by the Riddrie Adult Training Centre for whom we were working for... and it was lovely. Their homemade soup was delicious.

Later on... we were all treated to an ice lolly... which went down a treat.

I am a firm believer in the importance of giving back. Businesses are rich with many things local community groups lack... the greatest one is time. We all got a lot out of the day: getting to know our team mates (my team is comprised of 4 different sub teams who all do different jobs)... and a day in the sun instead of the office (a change is as good as a rest, afterall)... but this is nothing compared with the progress made to the Allotments.

Check out the photos [ here ] - taken with my Nikon D60 & my iPhone (my Nikon's battery died in the morning... d'oh!)

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