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Allotment to get people into work

by Sarah - November 13th, 2011.
Filed under: allotment.

Allotment to get people into work

A KIMBERLEY resident has come up with a modern-day eco-friendly idea for a community allotment to get the unemployed back into work.

Susan McEntee believes the community garden would provide the unemployed a useful job, the local supermarkets with locally-grown produce, and said the venture could be ‘the future’ for the working world.

It is a great idea – but one that would require lots of volunteers to get it going. It’s hard work creating new allotments and if you’re growing on a big scale you have lots of other things to think about. Water costs could end up being very high!
I do like the idea of people being encouraged to get active and for people to eat locally grown produce though!