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It’s a Win for Mitcham Community Orchard & Gardens!

I am very happy to report that one of our Dig Merton projects, known as Mitcham Community Orchard and Gardens (located on Fieldgate Lane, Mitcham) has this week, received two awards!

The first was from the Merton in Bloom judges in the category of community gardens.

The second was from the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), as part of their annual Clean Britain Awards, who had this to say about the project:

‘We received a record number of entries this year which made the awarding process extremely tough but your entry shone out against the others and our judges were really impressed with the sustainable use of the area for planting and growing vegetables and teaching children new skills and giving them a sense of ownership within the community.’

One of the key elements of this project has been the fantastic degree of partnership working which has led to this point and we are delighted to share the good news with them…

The partners and supporters were Merton Council, Barratt Homes, Circle Housing Merton Priory, Merton Chamber of Commerce and the companies of the Generator Centre, Wyvale Garden Centre, Andrew Wakefield, David Chung- Mayor, Asda, the Greater London Authority via Capital Clean-Up, the Ahmadiyya Mosque and all the amazing local residents who have made the whole thing come to life.

Although we don’t do what we do for awards and plaudits, it is nevertheless heart warming to have our work recognized and commended amidst national competition and I hope those involved all feel justifiably proud.

Tom Walsh

CEO Sustainable Merton


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