The Conservation Foundation has recently started receiving gardening hand tools from Royal Parks landscape contractor Enterprise for recycling through its Tools Shed project.

Enterprise’s contract manager Lucy Fisher and contract supervisor Richard Griggs, (seen in attached photograph with the Conservation Foundation’s Anna Tate), have already made several deliveries of tools collected from gardeners working in St James’s and Hyde Parks. These are being repaired using materials donated by B&Q in the workshops at HMP Wandsworth where they contribute to prisoners’ retraining programmes and qualifications. Starter gardening packs of recycled tools will offered to London schools for their gardens in the autumn.

“We’re delighted that Royal Parks tools are being recycled through Tools Shed and that B&Q is also supporting the project,” says Conservation Foundation Director David Shreeve. “Wandsworth Prison has capacity to repair more tools and we are also interested in extending Tools Shed to other prisons and so we would be glad to hear from other organisations with broken gardening tools to donate”.
For more information please visit www.conservationfoundation.co.uk