Plant sale venture for Ellon project

Zena Gourlay with project members Iain Carmichael and Pam Green.
Zena Gourlay with project members Iain Carmichael and Pam Green.

A local training project is holding a plant sale later this month as part of a new venture.

Ellon Can-Do Community Recycling is growing plants in a newly-built polytunnel in readiness for the event on Saturday, May 30.

Hopefully lots of local people will come along to support us

Zena Gourlay Ellon Can-Do

It will take place from 10am until 2pm at its premises at Unit 9, Castle Park Industrial Estate.

Also for sale will be wooden garden furniture, planters, bird boxes and bug hotels made by sister project Benchmark.

In addition, there will be a table from the Ellon Pop-Up-Shop who sell fruit and vegetables, crafts and fair trade items.

Ellon Can-Do is a day service project for adults with learning disabilities and has a maximum of nine people.

It has been in existence for more than 12 years and tries to improve skills and works towards getting members a voluntary or work placement in the community, while others who attend gain experience and remain with the project.

Zena Gourlay, senior day centre officer, said: “This is a new venture for us and we have been lucky to get lots of advice from

associates and businesses who have years of experience.

“We will have annual plants, containers and hanging baskets all ready to take away. Hopefully lots of local people will come along to support us.”

Proceeds will go towards the project.

Ellon Can-Do collects used beverage cans from local pubs and businesses each week and takes them back to the unit to sort out.

They are then collected for recycling back into drinks cans.

For further information contact Zena on 01358–722517 or email zena.gourlay@aberdeenshire.gov.uk