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March 2019

A few weeks ago I was introduced to Tas from the real junk food project in Burnt Oak. They operate a “pay as you feel or pay back by volunteering” food surplus scheme. The project operates from the basement of a Gospel Church in Burnt Oak and The Flower Bank is going to create a herb garden for them. Two weeks ago young offenders began the process by planting an assortment of herb seeds. As a result of our meeting I’m now collecting wasted flowers from Marks & Spencer in Temple Fortune. This Friday (March 8th) is International Women’s Day and on Saturday 9th The Flower Bank will be decorating the venue that hosts Haringey’s Unsung Women’s awards in the colours of purple, white and green. This year 36 women are being recognised for their fantastic voluntary work. The metal circles in the photograph will be transformed by the amazing sculptor Paula Barnard Groves into an artwork that can be decorated with flowers for the event. Have a wonderful week.

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