We plan to restart our regular volunteer sessions as we soon as we come out of the national lockdown, but in the meantime why not join the Plants for People team every Friday between 11am - 12pm (zoom link below) for a virtual coffee morning.
You'll be able to chat to fellow community gardeners, share gardening tips and hacks, and be part of the 2021 plans for your community gardens, see below for what we'll be discussing each week:9th April - Tree Planting & Urban Orchards
Meeting ID: 957 378 3454
Meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9573783454
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 February 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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