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Eco Shed - Sittingbourne

 

The Eco Shed is a project within the Skillnet Group CIC which believes everyone should work together equally within the community.

We support people from disadvantaged backgrounds who choose to receive support and training which can assist them to gain skills needed to move on to paid employment.

To find out more please take a look at the link http://www.centreforwelfarereform.org/library/by-date/eco-shed.html for a report written for the Centre for Welfare reform website which details how Eco Shed meets the needs of disadvantaged people in the community.

Eco Shed now employs 2 people who are disadvantaged in the workplace as well as offering volunteer and work experience opportunities.

People support at promotional events, work on producing products in the workshop and update the finance spreadsheets and visit stockists.

We work in a modern workshop which enables us to make products to sell on the open market. Any profit we make is reinvested back into the project.

We regularly display and sell our products at fairs and promotional events around Kent and also work in partnership with a number of local organisations and community groups.

We are passionate about recycling. All of the products made are from recycled materials. We recycle paper, card, plastic, glass and tins which are separated into bins and recycled. Waste is weighed and recorded and can be found on our progress reports.

We feel strongly about raising awareness about ethical and environmental issue and have worked together to produce works of art which not only are made from recyclable materials but also benefit local wildlife. The items also produce a beautiful backdrop of colour in the garden.

We have displayed these works of art in various locations showing that our products are creative, beneficial for the environment and everyone can be involved.

You can find our products at Kent Wildlife Trust in New Romney & Sevenoaks, Tastefulplants & Grow in Faversham and the Pulse cafe in Sittingbourne.

Everything we make is for sale and can be found on our price list.

For more information about The Eco Shed please call: 01795 438857 or visit our website www.theecoshed.co.uk or find us on facebook.

                     

Tel: 01227 374 285

Skillnet Group CIC
Unit 3, Roper Yard, Roper Road
Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7EG.

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