Man enjoys the Omega Centre.

Covers Portsmouth supports community garden in Summerstown

Published:  06 January, 2015

Covers Timber and Builders Merchants, with a depot on Norway Road, Portsmouth, recently supplied materials for the new community garden at the Omega Centre in Summerstown.

The Omega Centre, an initiative that was established by Portsmouth City Council back in 2002, specialises in working with vulnerable people. The new community garden will help these people to learn about growing fruit and vegetables, as well as wild flowers and trees. The project has helped over 4,000 people over the past 10 years and has participants ranging from seven years old to 87 years young.

Dale Lambourne, manager of Portsmouth Covers, said: “This community garden is a fantastic resource for the local area, and for people who may not have their own garden or capacity to garden alone. We were more than happy to assist with materials and wish them all the best for their future developments.”

Tony Keen, community development officer, added: “Without help from companies like Covers, we would find it very difficult to develop growing projects for people who would otherwise not be able to garden. So thank you to Covers and all our other supporters.”

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