The Green Shed, a project based at Castle Gardens in Sherborne, has received an award for its recycling commitment and effective use of waste products.
The Inspiring use of waste products Award was presented to one of the service users at The Green Shed at an awards ceremony in September and is sponsored by the Green and Sustainable Programme (GASP) and the Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust.
Day Service Officer, Barry Watts, who helps to run The Green Shed comments: "Every activity and everything we produce at The Green Shed is focused on recycling and it's great to receive an award which recognises this. We began recycling old wooden pallets and turning the pallets into kindling and our activities now include composting all waste and also knitting bags and mats from organic waste. Best of all, everything we produce is sold locally and the money we make is put right back into The Green Shed.
"Thanks must go to Sherborne Fencing who supplies us with useable offcuts which helps create many of our products, and also to the League of Friends for their continued support," finished Barry.
The Green Shed, which opened in October 2010 was part-funded by local body Chalk + Cheese, is situated in an area at the rear of Castle Gardens in Sherborne, Dorset. It was developed after the Whitehouse Resource Centre in Sherborne closed and currently opens three days a week during which time adults with learning difficulties are able to use the workshop to further develop community recycling projects, including plant pot recycling, wood recycling, compost making and veggie growing.