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WOOD YOU BELIEVE IT?: Handmade strawberry-planter wins award

 Published on: 1st November 2023   |   By: Sophia Sheera   |   Category: Uncategorized

A handmade strawberry planter constructed by a member of staff at a Garston café has been commended for its innovative design in a recent competition.

Jenny Bridger, shed manager at Random Café in Garsmouth Way, created a striking hexagonal planter using recycled wood saved from landfill.

There are six sides to the planter, with a circular hole drilled into every other panel. The strawberries will hang out of these holes whilst the roots can be safely tucked away inside the planter.

Jenny said: “I’ve been making planters to sell in order to raise funds for the café. When I saw that Ryobi was running a competition, I entered thinking I’d never win.”

Jenny was shocked to find that, after praising her design, tool manufacturers Ryobi awarded her a £100 voucher to be spent on tools of her choosing.

She is pleased to report that she has now bought Random Café a sander to support future woodworking projects.

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