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We've come to the end of our first year of the Dagenham flowers project and we have learned a lot. Shelagh has beautified the homes of many veg scheme members with fortnightly bunches of seasonal blooms. She has sold flowers, herbs and plants on occasional stalls at our farmers' market. She has provided all the flowers for a wedding at the Redmond Community Centre, in partnership with Miriam from community florists Woodberry Blooms. And she has supplied the ICA with sustainable selections to decorate its reception space.
She has also created a colourful and relaxing garden and fertile foraging ground for pollinators on the old bowling green next to Dagenham Farm.
Read more about the damage caused by imported flowers and why local blooms play such a vital role.