Garden launches worthwhile project

August 03 2015

EXPANDING on the valuable work they already do, the Golden Hill Community Garden is now piloting a daycare provision for adults with learning difficulties.

EXPANDING on the valuable work they already do, the Golden Hill Community Garden is now piloting a daycare provision for adults with learning difficulties.

The community garden is inviting six participants to join the 'Growing for Gold' pilot group for six weeks of gardening, harvesting, cooking, crafting, and seasonal activities.

It will run every Thursday, 10.30am-3.30pm, starting on August 20.

The pilot is supported by the Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Neighbourhood Partnership's wellbeing fund, and is available at £60 per person.

Lucy Mitchell, founder of the GHCG, said: "We are really excited about this new project. It takes the work of our community days a step further by expanding the range activities and providing opportunities for learning and developing outdoors.

“Our gorgeous garden is the perfect place to get outdoors and learn about food growing, our site is wheelchair accessible including the compost toilet and cosy strawbale building.

“We'll have a staff to client ratio of 1:3 and provide a tasty lunch including pizzas cooked in our clay oven.”

The garden already provides volunteer days on Wednesdays from 10am-4pm, encouraging people to participate with physical or mental ill health, or disabilities.

Saturdays, the garden is open for a more relaxed volunteer-led session, and on Tuesdays during term time, the garden hosts the 'Golden Buds' group for parents and toddlers.

Adventure days are also held throughout the summer, where children can enjoy outdoor activities such as nature walks, teepee building, bow and arrow making and lots more.

For more information about joining the 'Growing for Gold' pilot group, contact Lucy Mitchell on 07506905394 orghcgarden@gmail.com.

Golden Hill Community Garden