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20101225Anna Magnusson hears of creative ideas which transform lives in Edinburgh's Grassmarket.|Anna Magnusson hears inspiring stories for Christmas Day of lives transformed in Edinburgh's Grassmarket, as people at risk of addiction & homelessness create furniture, textiles and good food.|GROW - Greyfriars Recycling of Wood - is a small enterprise emerging from Greyfriars Kirk, and designed to teach woodworking skills, using old church pews and other donated timber.|It's just one of several creative initiatives building self-esteem, relationships and community, and giving vulnerable people the skills and confidence to rebuild their lives.|Other ventures include a herb garden, bakery and textiles workshop where trust and hope grow alongside the fabrics and plants.