Posted: 01/03/2014 at 17:50
Hello all - here is an update on what is happening at the Floods end!
There is a group of two or three people coordinating efforts. At the moment it is a five-point plan:
1 Coordinate donations of plants, seeds, etc (that's what we are part of on this message board, thank you all so much!)
2 Recruit people locally in the flooded areas who can offer space in gardens / halls etc to store donated plants so that those with flooded gardens can come and collect them.
3 Provide free professional advice to those who have had their gardens ruined - the Gardenadvice website has already rolled up and offered its help for free, they've been great!
4 Coordinate local volunteers to roll their sleeves up and help with the actual planting and renovation process.
5 Create some planters, pots and tubs with pretty plants as a starter and morale booster for those whose soil is wrecked and can't easily be cured.
I'm working on the logistics bit for getting plants from one end of the country to the other. Thank you IMMENSELY to those of you who have said they'd be happy to make a trip in a van and pick up items on the way - that is marvellous. I'm also trying to drum up support from national companies to see if they can help us.
There is already a place established at the Somerset end for donated plants (one of the coordinators has cleared space in their own plot) so if anyone does have some offerings already let me know.