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LCF’s dye garden is finalist for sustainable impact

Written by
mcorcoran
Published date
05 February 2014
LCF is a Green Gown finalist

LCF is a Green Gown finalist

LCF’s Mare Street dye garden have won finalist position in the national Green Gown awards which recognise exceptional sustainability being undertaken in universities and colleges across the UK.

LCF students and staff have been growing dye plants which have been used to create garments and collections, providing unique and beautiful examples of what can be achieved by harvesting local plants.

These activities also led to MA Fashion and Environment (now MA Fashion Futures) students showing their collections and skills in an Artisan retreat at the Chelsea Flower Show in May, in collaboration with Story Storey.

In making it to the final, the garden is also being recognised for its impact on the local community and environment.

LCF have been working with the mental health charity, MIND, to engage local volunteers in creating and maintaining the garden. Volunteers have worked weekly on the garden, learning new skills and bringing their enthusiasm to the LCF community.

The dye garden benefits local wildlife such as bees, butterflies and birds and has increased the ecological value of unused, derelict land.

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