During a recent visit of the CTBI Environmental Issues Network to the Greyfriars Community Project in Edinburgh we had the chance to see how our award plaques are made. Greyfriars runs a project called GROW (Greyfriars Recycling of Wood) which turns disused church pews into furniture and other wooden items. The workkshop trains unemployed people in woodworking skills.
Here are some photos of the workshop:
Shop window showing some of the smaller items available to buy.
Display case shopwing some of the smaller work they undertake.
Tommy Steele explaining how the plaques are made.
Some pews are cut down and resold as furniture.
Could this be your award plaque?
Sister Ketherine Brennan of Eco-Congregation ireland with the plaques.