As the year end is upon us we thought it would be good to say a quick thanks and recognize the support and help we have been given over the past year.
We would like to thanks the many customers that support us (obviously we would like more customers!), buying our produce and visiting the site to buy logs, plants etc and hiring our services to do garden work are all part of our sustainability, which means we are not totally reliant on funding to survive. We recognize that we don’t always get it right, but thankfully we have understanding customers, that realize what we are doing and they appreciate supporting a small community enterprise, that funnels money back in to the local community, is worth a bit of leeway when we get it wrong.
As social enterprise project we do all that we do on a not for profit basis. What this means is that any profit we do make is spent directly on the project and is used to further our aims. There are no fat cat directors taking any bonuses. In fact our director are volunteers, they help and steer the project because they believe in the place and think North East Lincolnshire deserves to have an environmental project.
We rely on volunteers to help us do what we do. Again these are mostly folks that believe in the project. They kindly give up from a few hours a week to a few hours a year to contribute to the work on the landscape, in the office and on the veg round. Without their help we could not do what we do.
We also have work placements sent by the various training agencies. As a mandatory placement we are a very good option. We know this as often the participants come back to help our as volunteers. The skills you learn to grow food are invaluable and once people start to understand what we are trying to achieve they want to support our work.
We’d like to thank the many people that support us indirectly by telling others about the project and helping share information when we put on events or need to sell a bit more of our veg.
We’d also like to the thank the various companies that help up by providing us with goods and services, sometimes at preferential rates.
We really look forward to the year ahead and as we continue to grow look forward to seeing more people visiting the site and making use of what we have to offer. Green Futures in a Genuine community project and without you it could not continue. Long may the landscape be a place for visit and enjoy. Thank you!