Raised Garden Beds for Seniors

This wonderful program was launched on Friday 12 June 2020 with the first of (hopefully) many raised garden beds being installed for Fenella Evans. See below for a photo of the final product.

This is a joint program by the NI Men’s Shed (NIMS), NI Garden Club and Health and Wellbeing (NIHRACS). NIMS have obtained some used plastic packing pallets and other materials and have come up with a great design using mostly materials that would have otherwise been disposed of. They will build the raised garden beds in the garden of those who wish to participate, fill it with soil and potting mix ready for planting. The NI Garden Club are kindly providing vouchers for participants to purchase seedlings or other gardening items.

If you are interested in finding out more or would like to register your interest to get a free raised garden bed please contact Karen Innes-Walker, Health and Wellbeing Coordinator on phone 22687 or email karen.walker@hospital.gov.nf.

We are looking for donations of more plastic packing pallets in good condition and surplus garden soil. Please let me know if you would like to donate either or both of these.

Thanks to NIMS and NI Garden Club for coming together on this wonderful project.

Update – August and September 2020, Have a look at Jim and Liz’s garden bed …

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