Petworth project for men and their sheds

C111025-2_JPOS_mid_shed'Richard Green (front), and the garden team.

C111025-2_JPOS_mid_shed'Richard Green (front), and the garden team.

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While women slave away in the garden doing every job imaginable, you can bet your bottom dollar the men are pottering in the shed – and at Petworth’s Community Garden it’s no different!

Now there is a special ‘Men’s Shed’ project which has just got underway at the garden and the men are meeting every Wednesday.

Richard Green, one of the project leaders said: “We provide a space for men of all ages and abilities to meet and enjoy making rural crafts together and do building work around the garden too.

“We welcome anyone irrespective of their physical or mental abilities and our aim is reach out to those members of the community who are perhaps a little more isolated than others due to their personal circumstances, or are just simply semi or fully retired.”