Cultivation Street

Archive for May 2018

Vale of Clwyd MIND

MIND is a mental health charity that runs several community gardens and allotment projects in the Vale of Clwyd in Denbighshire, north Wales.  These projects are open to anyone in the local community, but particularly to those who suffer from a mental health illness. It provides somewhere where they can go to relax, garden and…

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Shiloh Home School

The Shiloh Home School is made up of 7 pupils and is unique in the fact that it has the amazing ability to provide for both the local community and wildlife in the area. This is because they have access to a field next to the school, which they have turned into a successful smallholding.…

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Grow your own beer… well Hops!

The flowers of the hop plant are widely used in the beer brewing process to add an array of distinctive aromas, zesty and bitter flavours to beer. If you’ve ever thought about growing your own hops to create your own unique homebrew, then I’d encourage you to go for it—it’s so easy to do! The…

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Grow @ Goldington

Tell us about your club… Grow @ Goldington Gardening Club aims to get school pupils to learn about the natural world, how to nurture wildlife, and how grow fruit, vegetables and flowers. It allows the children to develop team work skills, gardening skills and time management, and they have undertaken some enterprise projects to raise…

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The Community Brain SHEDX

Who and What is the Communtiy Brain? The Community Brain, based in Surbiton and Tolworth, is about bringing communities together through events and activities which develop a pride of place in the local environment. They have found that communities are more likely to engage with a space where they have developed memories and as a…

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Tammy Hammer – Billing Garden Store

Tammy talks to Cultivation Street… What does being an ambassador mean for you? Being an ambassador is, for me, about seeing children learning to garden and the enjoyment that they are able to get from it.   Tell us about how you have interacted with schools or communities so far? I have visited my local…

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Georgina Isherwood – Dobbies

Who are you and where do you work? My name is Georgina Isherwood (George) and I am the Community Champion & Events Co-Ordinator at Dobbies in King’s Lynn, Norfolk. I am really passionate about getting involved in the local community and reaching out to groups or organisations that share our passion about plants! I think…

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Nature trail activity!

Creating a nature trail in your school or community garden is a great way to support local wildlife whilst adding that extra spot of beauty to your surroundings. Follow these easy steps to create your own nature trail and bring the best out of your available land. Once you’ve finished reading, why not download the…

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