Hope Tools - recycled garden tools and training for homeless people
Hope Tools recycles and refurbishes garden and other tools for sale, to provide learning and work experience for people who need help getting back into work, and to raise funds.
In a small, supportive work environment where people learn at their own pace, we turn broken tools into serviceable, long-lasting and beautiful products for any consumer.
Ideal for allotment gardeners, professional gardeners and leisure gardeners alike.
Trainees have the opportunity to build their confidence and self-esteem; learn how to use machinery and tools, deal with customers, handle marketing and retail, and work alongside others. We also offer opportunities to practice welding and can make artwork in metal.
We always need volunteers to help run this project: especially if you have skills in working with tools, carpentry or welding.
We can sharpen or service your own tools, or repair valued tools. We can even make tools suitable for your size and shape, with longer or shorter handles. Come into our workshop to discuss.
Hope Tools can be bought at:
Our workshop at 37 Ash St Northampton, NN1 3HW (weekdays 10:00 to 16:00)
Coton Manor Gardens (see their website for opening times)
Smiths Farm Shop, Brampton Way Northampton NN6 8AA
The Artisan Gardener, Heart of the Shires Shopping Village, Watling St, nr Weedon NN7 4LB
Deene Park Gardens Corby Northamptonshire NN17 3EW (see their website for opening times)
Tools for donation can be brought to our workshop, and to:
Bells, Kingsthorpe Road Northampton
Yardley Hastings Garden Centre.
Discount rates for larger volumes.
If you have bought or liked tools you have bought from Hope, please email testimonials about them to the address above!