Growing Happiness Groups.- community allotment project.
Tuesday 11am until 1pm.
Autumn and winter gardening at the allotment. If the weather is too 'yukky', we will do some table top gardening inside in the warm. This is a small sociable group available to those who like a bit gardening, need to get a little bit of exercise and who can help us with the winter jobs that are needed to make our garden blossom in the Summer.
Tuesday 1.30pm to 4pm. Arts, crafts, creative cookery and a smidge of gardening group.
Over the winter months this group can be found indoors in the warm, with cups of tea and coffee and sometimes 'cake'! This is a smallish mixed group and it is a lot of fun. In the Summer we gravitate to the allotment to enjoy the sun and glean the fruit and veg that we have grown together. This Summer, this group helped to win the Thriving neighbourhood award for Glastonbury in Bloom and Best garden for the Disabled in the South-West RHS Award.
Wednesday 10.00 to 12.30pm. Mens Group.
This is a medium sized group for man of all ages. There purpose is to help look after and maintain the allotment .They help with building, re-purposing, fixing and general DIY needed on our projects. No skill is required, but if you are skilled that's even better.
Wednesday 2pm to 4pm. Young people's group.
If you are 16 to 18 and free on a Wednesday afternoon then this could be for you. You will get to meet other people your age, get out and do loads of useful things, get fitter and do activities around the environment, wildlife and skills that you can use later on in life. If the weather is good we are outside and if it rains we go indoors.
The Growing Happiness allotment project is a community allotment/gardening project for people to meet others, get active and increase those dopamine levels!
Run by The Volunteer Network, based at 9 Silver Street, Glastonbury, BA6 8BS, we are running sessions, every Tuesday & Wednesday,
morning and afternoon.
If the weather is poor then we will use the time under cover, to find something else to do. e.g. potting up some seeds, working out what people want to grow in a raised bed, making a bee and bug hotel to help get rid of the pests and save the wildlife; or just a have a cup of tea, cook up our produce and then eat it!
We use this allotment/garden as a way to grow not only veggies and flowers, but also our bodies and souls.
Getting out with nature may help you find different ways to cope with those minor, and not so minor issue's.
You know, the ones that bug you and affect your mental health, your confidence, your physical fitness and your ability to get things done.
Getting out in the fresh air, a bit of walking, or digging, using your fingers to sort out seeds ready to plant,
just moving differently from how you move everyday in your home will improve your fitness, balance and flexibility
no matter what your age is.
The groups will be small (6-8 people), but you will get to make friends and talk about different things.
You can laugh and chat, or find a quiet space in the garden,
where you can sit or drink tea but amongst a group of people
who will let you have your space.
If you want to grow your own food, save money on your shopping and bills, or improve your diet and nutrition because you are not eating enough veg keep reading!
We can show you how you can do that in a small way at the allotment/garden.
If you have limited space at home, but you want to grow things there we can also show you how to do this on a window sill,
in a bucket or a planter.
We can also show you some ways of cooking that food
if you are not sure what to do with it.
(HMMM, how do you cook aubergines,
I know there is something you do with leaving them in salt!???)
If you can only manage one hour with us that’s fine, we know that life, fitness levels and social batteries can get in the way of a full day out. We won’t judge.
We will have limited places on each session, so if you are interested in coming along, go to our online form and fill it in.
If you are not good with online forms, computers,
or need help to fill it in please contact us. on 01458 836130
If there is a group of you and you have a particular condition e.g. diabetes, or your just a group of parents with kids, and you would prefer to come as a group together,
please get in touch and we can see if we can make a session
just for you.
Sue Adams on 01458 836130 (Mon, Tues, Weds)
or by email at: Sue@volunteernetwork.org.uk
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