The gardening project offers centre members the opportunity to gain and develop horticultural skills in a creative, fun and safe environment.
The project supports members in identifying achievable goals specific to their individual recovery.
The aims of the group are:
- to support project members to maintain and develop their confidence and self-esteem through horticulture
- to provide members the opportunity to be involved in horticultural projects at Pritchard’s’ Road and other community settings
- support individuals to access further training, paid or voluntary work in horticulture
- to develop confidence and learning how to achieve results through team work
- to create and maintain seasonal flower and vegetable gardens from soil preparation to sowing the seeds to harvesting the flowers or vegetables.
What we do
- The project meets weekly and works as a team to develop and maintain the garden area and grounds at Pritchard’s Road.
- The project meets regularly to plan sessions and identity job roles.
- The project periodically visits garden centres, parks and gardens to gather ideas and information.
- You may wish to use your newly acquired knowledge and skills to support other members of the project in a mentoring role.
- You will also learn how to maintain the communal grounds of the centre which will give you experience of a variety of gardening techniques.
- What can I progress on to? You may want to learn skills to use in your own garden.
- You may wish to use your newly learnt skills to benefit the local community for example working in a local park or a nature reserve.
- The gardening project will give you the confidence to support members of the local community to maintain their gardens
- You may wish to undertake a formal horticultural qualification. Staff will support you to apply for a place on your chosen course and support you within the course programme.
What we expect
- Commitment to attend regularly.
- To work as part of a team
- To work in line with health and safety rules and to follow instructions given by the team leader.
- Commit to working all year round.
If you need the information offline, download a copy of the gardening leaflet.
If you’d like to develop and learn skills in horticulture, come and join our gardening group.
Tel: 020 7364 1034