ENJOY THE SEASONS COME RAIN OR SHINE
Activities at the 'Create & Flourish Allotment' are geared towards group working and enjoying the natural environment at a relaxed and achievable pace. We will be working alongside adults to manage and improve their emotional wellbeing, including people in drug and alcohol recovery, providing a positive approach to staying well.
High on our 'To Do List' is to make a new composting area using recycled pallets.
We have also had some pallet collars donated for making raised beds which will make gardening easier for those who need to sit and garden. Paths and a level working area in front of our lovely new shed are also on the agenda.
Two new volunteers have come forward to help us to get our shed painted and organised so that our gardening groups have a dry and warm place to work during chilly days.
We are working with our Friday morning group, to keep those weeds at bay while still using eco-friendly gardening methods. We also have an abundance of apples and plums and Sharon is busy checking out new recipes and ways of preserving fruit. For more news on our every day gardening adventures go to Sharon's Blog page.
We had a lovely day out at Tillingham Horticultural Show and some of our volunteers came over to support us. We won 2 firsts for apples and redcurrants. I was particularly impressed with this 'dancing carrot' !
As part of our 'garden team' there are opportunities for those who, attend, support & work with us to enjoy group outings, visiting gardens and horticultural events together. We will also be hosting social events and wellbeing days throughout the year which link to staying active and maintaining positive mental health.