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Homeowners in Devon could be encouraged to invest in a garden log cabin following a new initiative by a local garden centre.

Jack's Patch Nursery and Garden Centre in Bishopsteignton is encouraging keen gardeners to trade in their old tools for new ones as part of its "garden tool amnesty", thisissouthdevon.co.uk reported.

Running from February 12th-27th at the garden centre, the unwanted tools will then be repaired by Devon prisoners as part of their prison-life training before being given away to schools and community gardens, the website said.

Those swapping and upgrading their gardening tools, meanwhile, might wish to invest in a garden building like a log cabin for extra storage space.

David Shreeve, director of the Conservation Foundation, the group behind the scheme, said: "Thanks to the help of the garden centre, our prison partners have received plenty of tools to repair and these in turn have found good homes in school and community gardens.

"With such a great supply of tools, the foundation is now busy fundraising to enable us to work with more prisons around the country."

People taking in old tools to the garden centre will get a 20 per cent discount voucher to redeem against any new gardening tools.

Posted by Martin Corby
    - 02 February 2011
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