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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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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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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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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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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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