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A group of 5 volunteers went to the Cathedral of St Alban last Sunday where they were presented with a donation of £1000, awarded to Waste Not Want Not by the Congregational Giving Team. Graham, Hal, Melake, James and Project Leader Craig were presented with the cheque by Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans. Cream …

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Several weeks ago we posted the above picture of James who had just started work on building raised vegetable beds at the Roebuck site. Well, James has been busy. Really busy. Really, really busy! Apart from the rhubarb, all the vegetables have been grown from seed including carrots, broad beans, runner beans, peas, cucumber, tomatoes and potatoes. We …

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With around 150 tables of rescued plants on site at the Roebuck it can sometimes be a daunting job to keep them in good shape, especially in light of the fact that many of them come to us in much need of care and attention. However we have a few secret weapons to tackle just such …

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Waste Not Want Not founder, Isobel Barnes was one of the five exceptional people recognised for their outstanding work in the community at the NHDC Chairman’s Civic Centre Reception last month. Isobel’s award is in recognition of her work engaging homeless people, those who have had addictions and ex-offenders, in gardening projects across the area. …

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Patron Kim is a regular to our Roebuck site and has recently being helping us prepare a beautiful display for Easter and the holidays. Here she is working with Graham and Melake on our fine selection of tulips which were all planted by the volunteers. It may be wet and wild out there this Easter …

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The figures are in and we are delighted  to announce that recent musical fundraising events have been a resounding success. Rose fowler, pictured above, performed to a sell out crowd at Gravelly Barn in Braughing for an evening entitled ‘Rose Fowler in Concert’. Rose performed a collection of her own arrangements of cover songs along with her own compositions …

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It’s been a good week for building at the Roebuck. It’s not just plants that we rescue at Waste Not Want Not but also wood. We build all our plant tables and greenhouse tables on site with wood that has been donated to us or we have rescued from buildings such as the Quality Clock Hotel which was demolished …

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We have been very fortunate to receive a CDA Herts Community Grant allowing us to buy 8 new wheelbarrows for the Waste Not Want Not project. These have been invaluable in helping us move vast quantities of old plants, bark chippings and reclaimed compost. It’s quite amazing to see just how much can be moved in …

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Everyone at Waste Not Want Not would like to say a big Thank You to Norbury (Garden Buildings)  and Norbury (Fencing and Building) for the fabulous new cabin they very generously donated to us and constructed for us. We are extremely grateful and have already put the cabin to great use protecting our valuable volunteers on these …

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  It may be cold but there’s plenty of warmth down at the Roebuck site in Stevenage! We have had a good number of volunteers in every day since opening up after New Year. A new shed for the volunteers to shelter from the elements is nearing completion. Our mains water project is now fully …

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