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When the gardening team at Fanhams Hall, the breathtaking Jacobean mansion in Ware, called to say they were digging up their violas and pansies we jumped at the chance to rescue them. We thoroughly enjoyed the morning digging up the plants surrounded  by 27 acres of unparalleled intrigue and beauty. The gardens at Fanhams Hall were created …

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We had the pleasure of attending the All-Party Parliamentary Gardening and Horticulture Group Annual Reception in November last year at the House of Commons. It was a truly inspiring evening and we had the opportunity to speak to many key people in the horticultural world. We had the great fortune to talk to Sue Biggs, Director General of the …

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A big thank you to everyone who attended our first ever Waste Not Want Not Quiz Night at Knebworth Village Hall earlier this month. We had a terrific turn out of 9 tables and a total of 70 quizzers with an age range from 8 to 80! A very special thank you to the brilliant Quiz Master and …

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When a group of MBA students got in touch with us from the University of Hertfordshire looking to add value to a local community project we had the perfect project for them. While we are very happy for customers to bring in their old plant pots, we also end up with quite an excess from all …

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It is with great pleasure and excitement that we are able to announce that the mains water is finally on! It has been a 3 year project in total with 2 years of fund raising and a very long installation year hampered by many logistical and bureaucratic difficulties. Our resilience and determination helped us through the summer by …

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We were very fortunate to welcome a group of extremely willing volunteers from Tesco’s finance head office in Welwyn Garden City recently. The group joined us as part of a “Community Fortnight”  where colleagues could spend a day or two out of the office to volunteer for local (Hertfordshire and North London) charities/community organisations/projects. The idea very much …

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Well, they’ve done it again! Our friends from Fujitsu have been working their magic at the Roebuck site with 3 teams of volunteers on 3 separate days. Fujitsu volunteering days have become somewhat of a tradition at Waste Not Want Not over recent years. This month we were very fortunate to welcome a record number of 24 …

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A big thank you to everyone at Whitwell Village Day. What a brilliant time we had. Patron Kim helped run our stall for the day which was a great opportunity to meet new people and other community projects working in the local area. Thank you to everyone who came to visit us. Star plants were our beautifully …

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Rescuing plants is one of our main activities at Waste Not Want Not. This picture is an example of bedding plants that came to us in a very poorly state. They have been nurtured back to health by our volunteers and repotted into donated terracotta pots. They can then be sold at one of our …

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A big thank you to everyone at St Hilda’s Church in Stevenage for the wonderful Flower Festival. Waste Not Want Not were delighted to be asked to have a stall at the event which saw many people from the local community come together in a show of community spirt. With floral displays, musical performances, streets …

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