Grace in restored pinfold
Caption: Grace in restored pinfold
Planting containers
Caption: Planting containers

A 12-year-old from Wensleydale in Yorkshire has transformed a local ‘pinfold’ into a blooming community garden, with a little help from Dalefoot Composts.

Grace Morris noticed that her local pinfold – a traditional village enclosure or pound for sheep – needed some TLC. The pinfold had been originally restored by the Parish Council in 2008 and Grace helped to weed the pinfold when she was younger. However, two floods in the village had left the area in need of care and attention.

After presenting her case in person to the Council and raising local funds, she enlisted help from her garden centre, builders merchants and Dalefoot Composts, and over two days gave the pinfold a new look.

It now boasts three planters filled with Wool Compost; one containing herbs (for smell), one containing grasses (for touch) and one with flowers (for sight) to attract bees. She has also placed a bee hotel on one of the trees and a bird bath near the seating area.

Grace, whose aunt had met the Dalefoot team at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, said: “Since we finished the project all the plants are doing really well. I'm sure it's because of the compost. I think that the fact it's wool compost is perfect for the pinfold!”

And here’s how the local paper reported Grace’s kind deed – click here.


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