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Staff at Bakkavor Holbeach create eco-garden

A previously disused piece of land has been lovingly transformed into a thriving eco-garden by staff at Bakkavor Holbeach.

The project is intended to support wellbeing and sustainability for Bakkavor staff.

The initiative came directly from the site’s local employee forum and has seen staff members put in hours of their own time to create it.

Each nation represented at Bakkavor has been represented by a flag printed on to plantable seed paper
Each nation represented at Bakkavor has been represented by a flag printed on to plantable seed paper

They wanted to have an outdoor space for everyone to enjoy, so they set to work creating one.

Everything in the garden has been created out of reclaimed materials, including the benches, tables and tree stump stools, crafted by the team’s engineers in their spare time.

Growing beds have been made out of old pallets and timber scraps and the team are planning to grow a number of seasonal vegetables for the staff shop.

The new eco-garden
The new eco-garden

They have also installed rainwater collection butts to keep all the various plants, flowers and vegetables hydrated.

Every new hedgerow in the garden has been donated and planted by those involved in the project.

With staff at Bakkavor hailing from 25 countries around the world, each nation has been represented in the garden with a flag printed onto plantable seed paper.

This will produce an eclectic array of wildflower to hopefully encourage bee life in the eco-garden.

General operations manager Adam Freeman said: “This initiative came directly from our team, which has been really so inspiring.

“The patch of land was previously disused and overgrown – it is truly amazing what can be achieved with shared vision and hard work.

“Already, we have seen wildlife attracted to the area, with a lot of bees and butterflies visiting in recent weeks. Upcycling in action is a really savvy approach to environmental consciousness and we are thrilled with the continued results of our team’s creativity and passion.”

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