DIGGING & DELVING
We have Dug & Delved extensively over the past year and have now completed the booklet and exhibition at Burnham Museum. We have talked to many interesting characters and worked alongside our fabulous volunteer team, gaining knowledge and inspiration as we have progressed. Information and personal histories around out allotments are still being unearthed, but for us, it's time to put our feet up, reflect and take a breather !
The project, made possible by the Heritage Lottery Fund, focusses on the history of the Burnham on Crouch allotments at their Arcadia Road site.
We have had very positive feedback about all of the workshops and have thoroughly enjoyed working with those who have attended and facilitated these activities.
How to break bad habits and replace
them with good ones...
At the Create & Flourish Allotment our gardening
group focusses on physical and emotional wellbeing. This includes taking regular exercise, maintaining a healthy diet and working towards adopting happier and more active lifestyles. With a sense of community we share the produce that we grow.
So... what is a Community Interest Company ?
What this means is that we don't work for profit and run for the benefit of the community. Any profit that we make is used to run more activities for local people, living and working on the Dengie Peninsula, to enjoy.
We also welcome those who may be happy to travel from other areas in Essex and seasonal residents.
we're in the news!
We had a really successful day when HLF came to Burnham to film Angela with Create & Flourish and highlighted the benefits of taking part in the project.
It was all very exciting...
The finished film has now been published on the Heritage Lottery website:
Click on Angela's photo to view the film
We have now come to the end of our Platform One art sessions. We have really enjoyed exploring some new arty techniques and honing our existing creative skills.
During our last art workshop we had an open session where there was a choice of materials to use and a chance to finish off some of the artworks that we have enjoyed or wanted to try again.
We are sad to finish but hope that in doing something a bit different we have helped with relaxation, confidence and simply enjoying each others company. We have had really good feedback and it has been a privilege to work alongside all of the participants who attended.
We take pride in offering the opportunity to engage in having 'quality time' by joining with others in doing arty-crafty stuff in an open and non judgemental environment.
It is well documented that personal creativity helps to build emotional wellbeing and resilience and we get regular positive feedback from those who attend. So, we welcome others to join us for our informal and relaxing art workshop sessions. All materials and equipment are provided.
These Art & Craft activities were fully funded by One Stop - Bags of Help
A great big THANK YOU to our local Co-op for donating free supplies of tea bags. It's always good to have a nice cuppa and a chat