Arvato is supporting the Hurst Farm Regeneration Project in Matlock, which is being run by Derbyshire Dales District Council. It will provide local residents with the opportunity to learn new gardening skills and practice a healthier lifestyle.
During its first phase, our sponsorship will support the development of the community garden and will pay for equipment that will be used in a series of courses, which are being funded and run by the family learning project ‘Brightside’. The courses will provide adults and young families with experience of growing their own vegetables, fruits and flowers.
The initiative not only aims to inspire healthier lifestyles amongst the local community, but also to increase the accessibility of fresh food for families on the estate and empower them become more involved and take ownership of re-envisioning Hurst Farm.
The project will also see the garden’s produce be used in the Community Café and will be a source of inspiration for Castle View Primary School, which plans to introduce food growing and cooking into their curriculum.
Peter Schriewersmann, Key Account Director, CRM Solutions, Arvato UK & Ireland, said: “We’re committed to supporting the local communities in all of the areas in which we work in. We hope this project will help to promote a balanced eating culture and provide greater self-reliance to the families on the estate, as well as inspiring volunteers to carry out maintenance and ensure the garden can become permanent feature of Hurst Farm. We’re also looking forward to playing a part in future phases of the Hurst Farm story!”
This is another example of the continual support Arvato provides within the local area, where we also run an apprenticeship programme to help young people get onto the career ladder and donate to charities such as The Prince’s Trust and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
For more information about the regeneration project please click here