An allotment... for animals – plans to grow fresh fruit and veg for JSPCA residents
ANIMALS being cared for by the JSPCA will be fed fresh organic fruit and vegetables grown on-site by the organisation thanks to help from a local trust company.
Intertrust is funding the creation of an allotment which, it is hoped, will save the charity time and money by helping them become more self-sustaining and less reliant on donations from the public and local super-markets.
The company will fund the whole project, including planters made by Acorn Nurseries, compost, mini-greenhouses, seeds as well as flowers to plant around the area to encourage pollination.
Employees from Intertrust are to give up time at weekends to help with the planting of the first crops and are looking for any local gardening companies to come forward and help volunteer with the cultivation of the site.
Babs Keywood, from the JSPCA, said: ‘We invest in the health and wellbeing of the animals in our care, so thanks to Intertrust we will soon be able to provide organically grown produce on-site.
‘This will help them to recover and stay healthy in a cost-effective way for years to come. The plants and flowers will not only create a wonderful area for us to enjoy, but it means that everything is within reach and easily maintainable.’
Helene Senior, from Intertrust, said: ‘Many of our employees, including myself, really value the services offered by the JSPCA, so it’s very fitting for us to support them in achieving their goal.
‘With the amount of effort and care that goes into looking after animals who are sick, injured or going through the rehoming process, we’re pleased that we can help.
‘We want the site to be longstanding and so would welcome any local gardening companies to get in touch to help with the initial planning.’