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Reclaimed timber transformed into garden planters

Recycled garden planter

Reclaimed timber is used to create beautiful and practical garden planters. Image: The Remakery

Reclaimed timber was used to create planters for gardens and windowsills in a workshop run by a Lambeth community group Father Nature at the weekend.

The group, which aims to connect Londoners young and old through growing im the south London borough of Lambeth, ran the workshop on Sunday afternoon. Some of the planters were created for people’s own gardens while others will grace the Remakery community garden - space at a centre for community workshops in Brixton.

The timber was cut to size and shaped to create spaces from which plants can tumble down, bringing colour and life to green spaces. Their gaps can be planted with anything from flowers to tumbling strawberries or tomatoes, creating useful planters without the need to buy economically and environmentally expensive fresh resources.

Father Nature is billed as a ‘landscape gardening and horticultural organisation with soul’. Its current sustainable community growing projects include building outdoor classrooms for urban schools, street-side planters for community growing, gardening sessions at playgrounds, holding planting parties as well as running the Urban Orchard cider project, and an event called The Big Park Sleepover.

A spokesman said: “All of our projects involve close collaboration with communities to help people transform their neighbourhood by sharing our design and gardening know-how. Whether it’s greening your street with flowers and trees, growing fruit and veg locally, teaching children and adults about healthy eating and sustainability, or simply having fun outdoors, it’s all about growing together.”

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By Lucy

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