Sun. Jul 25th, 2021

Isle of Wight Observer News

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Party marks 10 years of working for equality and understanding

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Care in the Garden, the not-for-profit community nursery at Palmer’s Brook in Wootton, was ten years old the weekend before last, so they held a special celebration event.

The company, which was set up by John Goodenough and his partner, Gill Smith, provides training and work experience for Islanders with learning difficulties and helps them into employment. Their vision is to break down barriers and reach equality through understanding.

Their birthday party included live music all day, refreshments and a bar. There were also lots of beautiful plants on sale at amazing prices.

The company has had a large reduction in shoppers recently, with the closure of Park Road, but it has now re-opened and all are welcome to visit. With the end of the school year fast approaching why not give your teacher something a little bit more thoughtful than a mug to mark the occasion?

One of Care in the Garden’s lovely planters, an unusual house-plant, a wind-chime or something from the Blossoms Gift Shop will be sure to go down a treat, and you can also pick up a hand-made card at the same time.