Raised Beds for the Ryde Foyer
The Growing Ideas raised bed team today worked with members of the Foyer’s Gardening Club in Ryde to install a set of bespoke raised beds in their gardens. The Foyer provides accommodation and support for young people aged between 16-25 who are in need of housing or are homeless. We worked with the young people and taught them as many of the skills associated with designing and constructing the raised beds as possible. They helped with every aspect of the job from initial measuring, cutting the wood and finally filling the beds with soil and compost.
Joe Brown, a raised bed stalwart from Growing Ideas, said ‘It was a great way to spend the day and the young people were keen and threw themselves into the activities. They listened and learnt new skills and certainly weren’t afraid of a bit of hard work!’