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Response: Thanks for your note. It's good that your new shed was delivered efficiently and correctly for you. Hopefully you will have many years of use from it.. Regards, Robin
During these recessionary times this government have been promoting the Big Society, which in itself sounds a good thing, but in practice not always practical. Where, sometimes, it can work is with allotment societies who all work to produce garden produce for their home. By sharing resources and ideas they can save money and be more efficient.
You will find that on most allotments, in the many garden sheds, there is a massive amount of gardening tools. Many of these are only used infrequently and lend themselves to being shared. To a certain degree like farmers sharing a combine harvester. By utilising these tools in these garden huts they can all help each other.
Another way allotment owners can help each other is when they are relaxing in their garden sheds, which appears to be the 'norm' if you watch Eastenders, they can talk about what seeds and plants to buy and by combining their needs can save further money on these items. As well as sharing ideas, ideas and buying crops to grow the garden shed plays a great role in giving 'inner peace' and relaxation.
I would say that the common old garden shed is a particularly British thing and these sheds can often be just an old ramshackle building made from bits and pieces right through to a very precise regimented look of garden shed insisted on by some allotment societies. These can look good but, to a certain degree, the cluttered personal look of the individual's garden sheds look more as it should be.
In another scheme residents, keen on gardening, in BUPA care homes are being encouraged to help volunteer to help grow their own fruit and vegetables. By utilising the tools in the garden sheds at the homes they are able to take part in this project called Community Crops
This initiative by BUPA feels that this should help the general health of their 'inmates' (sorry residents) and will improve their fitness and well being. By the use of the lawnmower, kept dry in the home's garden shed this will help and improve cardiovascular health which must be seen as a good thing. Obviously not everybody can use the lawnmower but most residents are able to plant a few seeds and to be able to tend to them.
Residents in these care homes throughout the country are also encouraging local groups to follow these ideas through by giving them free seeds. With these seeds they are able also to grow their own food.
BUPA's community affairs assistant, Elisha Gardner (yes, really) said that there are good reasons to get growing. Besides keeping you active, you also get plenty of fresh air as well as getting the enjoyment of eating your own home grown fruit and veg. This campaign was supported by the Prince's Trust and this means that young people from disadvantaged backgrounds could get involved and to socialise with other generations.