Six colleagues from Marble Arch businesses HBL, IGT and the Marriott spent Tuesday 29 October out in the community. The team of volunteers spent the afternoon supporting Edward Wilson Primary with their new school garden.
Edward Wilson have recently adopted an unused piece of green space in partnership with the Canal & River Trust. The garden is designed to educate students about the environment, as well as provide pupils with the opportunity to grow their own fruit and vegetables.
It was a pleasure to spend two hours with fellow Marble Arch and Paddington volunteers helping to transform Edward Wilson’s school garden.
Karen Bailey- IGT
The team of six worked alongside five Paddington Partnership volunteers; removing topsoil and creating a sensory bed and wildflower meadow. An array of plants, seeds and bulbs were later planted, designed to add colour and attract wildlife. After this, the top soil was carefully transported and broken down into two large raised beds and covered in fresh compost. The raised beds will be used to grow herbs, broccoli and tomatoes for the school.
Keep an eye out for future updates on this wonderful green initiative as it takes shape over the coming months. If you would like to support a local school with a similar project, please contact our Community Team for details of opportunities.