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Green-fingered Bromley school pupils gain vegetable allotment thanks to donated storage container

PUBLISHED: 14:25 03 August 2017

Steve Langford, Lower Road Allotments’ chairman and Adam Grocott, from Mr Box inside the 20ft container

Steve Langford, Lower Road Allotments' chairman and Adam Grocott, from Mr Box inside the 20ft container

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The container means their tools and safety equipment can be locked away

Green-fingered pupils at a Bromley school will be given the opportunity to grow their own garden thanks to the donation of a storage container.

The plot at Lower Road Allotments in Bromley was donated to Nash College, an independent college for learners with learning difficulties, by storage container company, Mr Box.

The 20 foot container will provide storage for tools and health and safety equipment required by the students in order for them to maintain an allotment garden.

Lower Roads Allotment secretary, Douglas Stoten, said: “Over the last two years, we have developed our site to be better equipped to receive visiting groups from the wider community, in the hope of encouraging people of all ages to visit the allotment and learn about vegetable cultivation.

“As part of this project we needed to provide an on-site, lockable, shipping container for the exclusive storage of specialist, ergonomic gardening tools, health and safety equipment and consumables for use by the students and supervisory staff.

“We can’t thank Mr Box enough for providing us with a free container for six months, as it would not have been possible without their help.”

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