Garden area

A new garden area at a supported housing scheme for young people in North Yorkshire is set to bear fruit thanks to a nationally accredited compost.

Ryedale YMCA approached Yorganics to see if we would donate some of our compost towards a project to revamp a piece of land at the charity’s premises in Ryedale.

Staff and residents are working together to take a previously overgrown and under-used outside area and transform it into a garden complete with furniture, flowers, plants and trees.

Ryedale YMCA, which provides supported housing for 14 young people, has used Yorganics, which is produced by waste management company Yorwaste from household garden waste in North Yorkshire, to plant apple, pear and plum trees.

Housing Manager Kevin Cooke said: “We have received grant funding of £3,000 to create the new outdoor space and as part of this we have been approaching local organisations to see if they would be willing to support us.

“We discovered Yorganics via the internet and we liked the fact the compost is recycled from local people’s garden waste and is environmentally sustainable.

“The compost supplied by Yorganics has been used to plant our fruit trees and are looking forward to seeing them grow in the coming years.

“We would like to thank Yorganics for their kind donation.”

Sam Wright, Yorganics Field Sales Executive, said: “Along with our partner Harper Aggregates, who delivered the compost free of charge, we are pleased to have been able to support Ryedale YMCA and wish them luck with such a fantastic project.

“We are sure they won’t be disappointed with the compost and look forward to being able to sample the lovely fruit that it will help to grow in the future.”

Ryedale YMCA will be unveiling the new garden/outside area in February 2019.

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