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The Big Help Out Day

Belfast Stake Members Join Inter-faith Volunteers to Rebuild Windsor Community Garden

As part of the UK's coronation celebrations, Monday 8th March, as well as being a special bank holiday, was designated the Big Help Out Day where individuals, groups and communities were encouraged to give volunteer help.  Members of the Belfast Stake assisted in the Windsor Community Garden rebuild in Belfast. This was organised by the Northern Ireland Inter-faith forum.

The Windsor Community Garden is a volunteer initiative that was created about 10 years ago by a group of Baha'i youth on a small disused site on Lower Windsor Avenue. Since then the garden has flourished and local residents have cared for it and developed it.  A year ago an elderly couple arrived as refugees from Ukraine and Victor became the main caretaker of the garden over the winter.  Victor highlighted that much of the wood for the raised beds was rotting away and was in need of being replaced.  So it was planned to rebuild the garden on Monday as part of the Big Help Out.  It was quite a large project and involved moving about 10 tonnes of soil. In recent years the Windsor area of Belfast has become increasingly diverse so the volunteers came from many different faith and belief backgrounds and from many different nationalities


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