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Mercer & Hole Team volunteer at Urb Farm in Wolverton

A team from Mercer & Hole’s Milton Keynes office recently gave their time to help out at the city’s Urb Farm.

The farm is situated on a 2.5 acre site in Wolverton in Milton Keynes and is staffed by trainees and volunteers who grow organic seasonal fruit, vegetables, salad and flowers for the local community.

General Practice Partner Andrew Lawes led a team of willing helpers to tend to the vegetable plots and flowerbeds. Lynn Jones, Tracey Steedon and Natalie Taylor pruned plants, topped them up with soil and sorted plants on the flowerbed stall.  The team also weeded and cleared the flowerbed area ready for the farm’s forthcoming plant sale, which is taking place later this Spring.  Whilst the ladies tended to the flowerbed and plants, Andrew Lawes and Jamie Wooldridge worked on some heavy digging in a vegetable plot, turning over the soil and getting it prepared for planting.

Andrew said: “This is an excellent example of a Social Enterprise which is all about growing food, growing communities and growing people.  We are delighted to have seen the fruits of our labour unfold and to have helped provide the Urb Farm with a space from which to grow as we enter the Spring.  We wish them every success with their forthcoming plant sale and with the future of the farm.”

Growing People Team Leader at the Urb Farm, Florie Bryant said “The team from Mercer & Hole were extremely productive with their labouring efforts and achieved all the tasks we set for them.  Their work will stand us in good stead as we prepare for our plant sale and for the growing season ahead.  We hope they will come and visit us again soon.”

To find out more about the Urb Farm, please visit: http://www.mkchristianfoundation.co.uk/social-enterprises/growing-people/ or search for “Growing People” on Facebook.

Left to right: Natalie Taylor, Andrew Lawes, Jamie Wooldrigde, Tracey Steedon and Lynn Jones.

 

 

Date: 31st March, 2016
Author: Mercer & Hole Media

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