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Kidderminster charity project in bloom
2:00pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in Local
YOUNG people with learning difficulties are selling the winter bedding plants they have grown as part of a Kidderminster charity project .
The Emily Jordan Foundation has been teaching people who struggle to get into the workplace gardening skills after Stourport-based Thomas Vale gave a grant of £12,000 to the charity.
The foundation was set up in memory of 21-year-old Emily Jordan, of Trimpley, who drowned while river boarding in New Zealand in 2008.
The green-fingered project gives about eight 10 young people with learning difficulties the chance to have horticultural classes with the Wyre Forest District Council gardening service in Brinton Park.
A range of bedding plants and wooden planters will be available to buy from the foundation’s base, at Unit 9, in Finepoint Way, Kidderminster on weekdays from 8.30am to 4.30pm and Saturdays from 9am to 12.30pm.
Young people will also be selling their plants including wallflowers, violas and pansies, from Brinton Park polytunnels on Tuesdays from October 1 to October 29 from 9.30am to 3pm and Fridays from tomorrow to November 1 from 9.30am to 4pm.
The foundation has also launched its new woodwork project where members have been making wooden planters and troughs to accompany the bedding plants.
For more details call 01562 861154.
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