reduction charity, Nacro,
will be hosting a ‘Sow and Grow’ open day this Friday to celebrate its service
users’ hard work in East Manchester. The participants of a local Nacro housing
projecthave worked in partnership with a local floral and horticultural
business, and a permaculture organisation to develop an ecological,
self-sustainable garden design.
helps single homeless men with substance misuse issues to stabilise and work
toward abstinence as well as working toward obtaining independent living and
accommodation. The service is designed to support service users by addressing
their substance misuse issues and developing strategies to make positive
changes. The project has engaged with all nine of its current service users, in
developing ideas for moving the project forward.
have made home made jet cookers, preserves, jams and chutneys as well as
homemade fruit and mint juice. They have planted a fruit tree boarder, and a
range of herbs and rhubarb. They will also be visiting local allotments and a
permaculture project in order to research how they can further develop their
work so far.
Nacro South and East Manchester Cluster Manager, Michelle
and services users have dedicated a lot of hard work to make this day possible
and we are extremely proud of what they have achieved. Nacro are committed to
tackling housing problems and supporting those with drug misuse issues in this
area, and I hope the local community will come on Friday to see the great
progress that has been made.’
day will be on Friday 21st September between 1pm and 4pm in