Taking this wasted soil to put to productive use for growing edible plants in our recently constructed raised beds not only harmonises with International Year of the Soils but also with the re-use repair and recycle ethos of the Transition Movement and upcycling as a means of waste reduction in all of its many forms.
We were given a dozen raspberry canes by one of the team which will be planted in Baxter Gardens Park at our next work party there as the other major green space in the LEAP area is further planted and developed.
So a good start to 2015 in a collaborative effort that links a local resident-led and organised initiative in St George's Park, Kidderminster - to the United Nations and the multi-national Transition Movement - finding local solutions to global problems as part of a network of community sector, not-for-profit organisations all around the world. At the same time we are pressing forward with our campaign to reduce food poverty and loneliness while beautifying the locality and contributing to the enhanced wellbeing and resilience of the area.
With the continued backing of the People's Health Trust, Wyre Forest Clinical Commissioning Group, Wyre Forest District Council, Project Dirt and individual supporters the LEAP team presses on to address health inequalities and social exclusion in our area from the grassroots upwards.