Please vote for Reach’s Flower Pod and help them win £5,000! They have reached the final out of hundreds in the Future Fund competition run by The English Garden magazine and are now down to the last three.
The Flower Pod is a social enterprise that showcases the skills of its growers, all of whom are volunteers or adults with learning disabilities. Reach’s Anna Joyce and her team help these growers tend cut flowers in a newly created garden, and create bouquets, buttonholes and arrangements for weddings, businesses and to sell at markets. Flower Pod is largely run by volunteers. Anna and her team hope to one day be self-funding.
The English Garden Future Fund bursary scheme offers up to £5,000 funding to a worthwhile gardening idea or project. The project shortlisted for the award is adding natural confetti as a new product for Flower Pod. Creating confetti is a sociable and interactive task for people with learning difficulties, and this new offering would help the enterprise compete with other suppliers and move towards becoming self-sustained.
The prize money would also help to increase public awareness of Flower Pod with marketing including a website and branding tools.
Please support this great enterprise by voting at: www.theenglishgarden.co.uk Voting closes on 28th February 2015.