Planting the new Southampton Green Network – come and help it to grow!
Lots of people across Southampton are involved with green projects – from tree planting, to food growing, to encouraging biodiversity, community gardens and allotments, to groups looking after local parks and open spaces. We’re also recognizing the huge value in green activities for our health and wellbeing, and for sustainable communities.
We know that bringing together people who share a passion and an interest means we can support each other, share ideas, make it easier for people to find local green projects to get involved with, apply for funding and develop projects together.
So Southampton Voluntary Services and Mayfield Nurseries have teamed up to facilitate the setting up of a green network and we’d love you to be part of it, please get in touch with Plants for People Service Manager Phil Paulo for more info: mobile: 07816 115 245 email: PPaulo@solentmind.org.uk
We have launched a monthly photography competition all you need to do is capture how inspiring gardens, plants and wildlife are! The winner will receive a £10 Mayfield Nurseries gift voucher.
Please email or text all entries, along with your name to:
Service Manager Phillip Paulo, mobile: 07816115245
Entries for the competition will close on 25 of every month, good luck!
Plants for People’s Service Manager Phillip Paulo, and Community Development Worker Duncan Reade, lead gardening initiatives to improve open spaces, community connections and positive wellbeing in communities, creating safe spaces to grow, learn and get to know your neighbours.
Participants don’t need any equipment or experience and all sessions are on a free, drop in basis. The gardening workshops are open to all ages and abilities from absolute beginners to keen gardeners.
Our projects run all the way through the year, so you can still get involved no matter what the weather. In the colder months, wrap up warm!
Plants for People project is a joint initiative between Mayfield Nurseries and Southampton City Council and gratefully acknowledges the support from The National Lottery Community Fund.
Mayfield Nurseries provides a safe and supportive environment for people with Dementia to build confidence and develop new skills through a fun and caring approach to gardening.
Mayfield Nurseries Wellbeing Centre is a friendly and safe place with an informal atmosphere. We offer people the opportunity to make friends and learn practical skills. Our aim is to help individuals work towards recovery.
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