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Growing Better Lives

The use of gardening to boost health and wellbeing is a subject that’s close to our hearts here at Dobies, so we’re thrilled to be sponsors of the Growing Better Lives Local Hero Awards. Part of a campaign by Growing Together, a project funded by the Big Lottery Fund, The Local Hero Awards celebrate and promote those people who transform their communities through gardening and farming.

The awards ceremony

These UK-wide awards are split into five categories – Time Hero, Business Hero, Food Hero, Young Hero and Unsung Hero – and we’re proud to be able to offer a selection of Dobies gardening products as part of the prize packages. The awards ceremony will take place at a Garden Party at Hulme Community Garden Centre in Manchester on the 24th April, where months of nominations will culminate in the announcement of the 2018 winners.

Community gardening

The awards ceremony will mark the close of the Local Heroes campaign, and will recognise the businesses, food heroes and the volunteers who have worked to support the campaign throughout 2017. Over the year, the campaign has connected with more than a million people, encouraging them to take part in community gardening, and the team here at Dobies are excited to see so people across the nation combining their love of gardening with community spirit.

With a history stretching back to 1880, Dobies is one of the UK’s most established suppliers of gardening products, seeds and flowers. We’re passionate about all things gardening, and we’re happy to have the opportunity to help today’s community gardeners get the most from their shared outdoor spaces.