As some of you know I've been asked by my daughters school to help bring their wildlife garden back up to scratch so it is safe for the children to explore and learn from.
As a result of this I have been asking some local gardening companies for donations. Trying to get blood out of a stone comes to mind. The small companies are non existent round here as we have lots of large garden centres, and the small companies can't survivie. Their response, speak to head office, but we get so many requests and we already donate to other charities...
One company who is a very large online garden company and is 4 miles up the road gave me the response that we get so many requests we have to say no to everyone.
I'm so stunned at that last companies response, they are v local, & overpriced compared to many other companies.
These companies aren't looking past the end of their nose, surely they should be encouraging local kids into gardening, and looking after wildlife.
Thankfully I think I should be able to get a couple of small donations from a couple of local companies, but what a disheartening project this is.
In the states, such small and large companies would have a budget for donations, and if they had money in the pot that month still, it would be a $5 gift card that is all it takes, I know it adds up but still.
What are your thoughts on this. In the meantime I'm off to raid my own garden to see what I can take into school.